Report Says ‘Misleading’ EPA PFAS Outreach Downplays Exposure Risk

May 12, 2022
A new study says EPA and other agencies’ public-facing messages on the health harms of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are “failing PFAS-contaminated communities,” and urging officials to rework what the academic authors say are “equivocal or even misleading” statements that appear to downplay the risks of exposure. “Official health communications are failing PFAS-contaminated communities,” published May 11 in the journal Environmental Health , analyzes PFAS-related health communications from dozens of federal agencies, states and private groups, and concludes that...

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