Weekly Focus

Biden EPA Ramps Up Class-Based Approach To Assessing PFAS Risks

July 15, 2021
After a slow start, EPA is ramping efforts to take a broad, class-based approach to assessing risks posed by the thousands of chemicals in the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) class, part of a broader effort by the Biden White House to address the chemicals across multiple agencies. EPA’s recent actions, issued under its Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) authorities, will provide officials with reams of data on thousands of PFAS, the broad class...

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