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Two ‘Forever Chemicals’ More Toxic Than Previously Thought: EPA Drafts

By November 17, 2021December 6th, 2021PFAS in the news

New draft reports from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have found that two ‘forever chemicals’ are more toxic than previously thought, and that one is likely carcinogenic to humans.

The drafts found the safe levels of ingestion for chemicals perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) are much lower than the agency had found in prior assessments.

The agency also found that PFOA is ‘likely’ carcinogenic to humans. This is a step up from before, as it has previously said that there is ‘suggestive’ evidence that the substance can cause cancer. Read more…