On April 26, 2021, EPN sent EPA Administrator Michael Regan a set of recommendations to comprehensively address the serious public health and environmental impacts of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS. PFAS chemicals, which persist in the environment, are found in consumer products such as non-stick cookware, water-resistant clothing, fast-food containers and pizza boxes, and numerous industrial applications. They pose significant risks to people’s health. EPN, with input from many environmental and public health organizations, developed recommendations for a new PFAS Action Plan that sets forth an expansive framework for dealing with PFAS, including recommendations related to its manufacture; commercial uses; its release, disposal and cleanup; and the health effects of exposure to PFAS in the air, land, and water.
Read the Press Release.
Read the New PFAS Action Plan Fact Sheet.
Read the New PFAS Action Plan.