EPN Recommends Use of Existing and Development of New Analytical Methods to Determine Chemical Exposure

On August 3, 2021, EPN sent a letter to EPA proposing the agency begin requiring the submission of existing analytical methods not in the public domain and industry development of new analytical methods to identify and quantify the presence of chemicals in products, workplaces, homes, and environmental media. Building on its PFAS Action Plan Recommendations sent to Administrator Regan in April 2021, EPN noted that the lack of analytical methods has slowed the regulation of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) for decades, and urged EPA to begin using the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) authorities to require industry to provide chemical standards and analytical methods needed to conduct TSCA risk evaluations and prevent air, water, and waste contamination.

Read the letter.