Birnbaum Says New PFAS Health Studies Support ‘Class’ Approach

January 18, 2022
The former director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) says emerging toxicity tests show similar health risks from “legacy” per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and their newer replacements -- which she called a strong reason for EPA to regulate the chemicals as a class rather than one by one. During a Jan. 18 webinar hosted by Michigan State University highlighting U.S. and Canadian perspectives on PFAS, former NIEHS director Linda Birnbaum highlighted several studies that she said...

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