|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 18 Nov 2020 11:08:24 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "How Will the Biden Administration Tackle 'Forever Chemicals'"|
How Will the Biden Administration Tackle 'Forever Chemicals’ By Scott Faber Environmental Working Group NOVEMBER 9, 2020 No candidate for president has ever pledged to make the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS a priority – until now. In his environmental justice plan, President-elect Joe Biden pledged to set enforceable limits for PFAS in drinking water and to designate PFAS as a hazardous substance under the Superfund cleanup law. Here’s why that matters. PFAS chemicals are building up in the blood of every American, posing the risk of serious health problems. PFAS makes vaccines less effective and are linked to cancer, harm to the reproductive system and other health hazards. More than 200 million Americans are likely drinking water and eating food contaminated with PFAS. Nevertheless, the Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration and Defense Department have for decades failed to address the chemicals’ health risks. There are no federal limits on PFAS releases and uses and no requirements to clean up PFAS pollution. … For the entire blog, see https://www.ewg.org/news-and-analysis/2020/11/how-will-biden-administration-tackle-forever-chemicals -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight A project of the Pacific Studies Center LSiegel@cpeo.org P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650-961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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