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Black and Latino Communities More Likely to Have Harmful PFAS Levels in Water

May 15, 2023 / by

Diane Macedo /

ABC News

Mustafa Santiago Ali, Senior Vice President for Environmental Justice, National Wildlife Federation, former EPA Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization and former EPA Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice, was interviewed on this news segment about a recent study that determined that communities of color are disproportionately exposed to PFAS in drinking water.

Environmental Attorney Says Industry ‘Mixed Message’ Hurt TSCA Budget Bid

May 11, 2023 / by

Jessica Karins /

Inside EPA

Bob Sussman, former EPA Deputy Administrator, was quoted in this article discussing how inconsistent messaging from industry groups played a role in the anemic FY 2023 TSCA budget.

Groups Tout PFAS Contamination Study to Push Strict TSCA Approach

May 1, 2023 / by

Jessica Karins /

Inside EPA

Bob Sussman, attorney for Center for Environmental Health and former EPA Deputy Administrator, was quoted in this article about recent findings that show that PFAS migrates out of fluorinated high-density polyethylene plastic containers, highlighting a need to limit production of this form of packaging.

What Limits Will the World Health Organization Recommend for PFOA and PFOS in Drinking Water?

April 26, 2023 / by

Elizabeth Southerland and Linda Birnbaum /

Environmental Science & Technology

Linda Birnbaum, former Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, wrote this commentary discussing the need for the World Health Organization to substantially revise its proposed drinking water guidelines for PFAS compounds.

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