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Groups Eye States to Adopt NAS’ ‘Groundbreaking’ Advice on PFAS Testing

September 19, 2022 / by

Suzanne Yohannan /

Inside EPA

EPN’s letter to the Senate urging the inclusion of PFAS amendments to the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act was referenced in this article discussing a National Academy of Sciences’ report that provides recommendations to clinicians who may consider PFAS testing for patients at higher risk of exposure to the chemicals.

Grassroots Protest Targets Lack of EPA Action to Prevent Cancer Clusters

September 15, 2022 / by

Sam Hess /

Inside EPA

Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, was quoted in this article regarding a planned protest march to EPA headquarters about the agency’s failure to protect communities from chemical pollution and the need for congressional action to give EPA the ability to address the protesters’ concerns.

Illinois Town’s $13 Million Water System Will Bypass Forever Chemicals

September 8, 2022 / by

Ben Schamisso /


Linda Birnbaum, former Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program and former EPA scientist, was quoted in this article discussing the prevalence of PFAS in our bodies and the environment.

Researcher Says ‘Prevalence’ Model Shows Flaws in TSCA Prioritization

September 6, 2022 / by

Maria Hegstad /

Inside EPA

Tracey Woodruff, Director, University of California, San Francisco Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment and former policy advisor, EPA Office of Policy, was quoted in this article regarding her recently-published work that suggests the TSCA prioritization process used at EPA does not identify all existing chemicals that are high priority for exposure and risks for vulnerable populations such as children and pregnant women.

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