Recent Findings Show a Need to Classify PFOS and PFOA as Hazardous Substances
The U.S. House of Representatives voted in July 2021 to take significant action to address the public health failure regarding unregulated toxic “forever chemicals” that Americans have been exposed to, according to an article published by MSN News.
In mid-July, the House approved a comprehensive bill that would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to categorize PFOS (perfluorooctanesulfonic acid) and PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) as hazardous substances under the Superfund law.
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To read the full article, “Toxic forever chemicals are in our blood: Senate must vote to regulate them as hazardous substances,” click here.