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EPA’s messaging on synthetic chemicals ‘seriously flawed’

Image: Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0], via Flickr


Environmental groups attack lack of clarity in safety review of long-lasting pollutants

The US Environmental Protection Agency has been accused of failing to provide adequate information on its review of the use of synthetic compounds to manufacture plastic containers.  

A letter sent to Michal Ilana Freedhoff, assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at the EPA, said the agency’s public consultation process on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) was “seriously flawed”. 

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