The EPA is proposing that ‘forever chemicals’ be considered hazardous substances

Source: https://www.npr.org/, February 2, 2024
By: Ayana Archie

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing that nine PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals,” be categorized as hazardous to human health.

The EPA signed a proposal Wednesday that would deem the chemicals “hazardous constituents” under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

For the agency to consider a substance a hazardous constituent, it has to be toxic or cause cancer, genetic mutation or the malformations of an embryo. The full list of the nine substances can be found here. Read more.

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