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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:18 AM

EPA decision soon on chemical compounds tied to health risks (PFAS)

Source: Associated Press

EPA decision soon on chemical compounds tied to health risks

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER, MICHAEL CASEY and JOHN FLESHER
February 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chemical compounds are all around you. They’re on many fabrics, rugs and carpets, cooking pots and pans, outdoor gear, shampoo, shaving cream, makeup and even dental floss. Increasing numbers of states have found them seeping into water supplies.

There’s growing evidence that long-term exposure to the perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl compounds, or PFAS, can be dangerous, even in tiny amounts.

The Environmental Protection Agency is looking at how to respond to a public push for stricter regulation of the chemicals, in production since the 1940s.

A decision is expected soon.

At hearings around the country last year, local and state officials asked the agency to set a maximum level for PFAS in drinking water nationwide. It will take that, officials said, to stop contamination and hold polluting parties responsible.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/78435c74856949f68f9b2a8a28931b74

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:23 AM

1. If they are dangerous

Trump's EPA will demand that they be put in more products and give tax incentives to companies that use them.

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:09 AM

2. trump;s doing like what was done to Flint

And on a national scale making American polluted worse again. He knows it could cause harm to the American people, and doesn't care.

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