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EPA to Restrict, Collect More Data on ‘Forever Chemicals’ (1)

June 10, 2021, 7:08 PM; Updated: June 10, 2021, 8:29 PM

The EPA plans to force chemical manufacturers to submit a decade’s worth of information about the toxic “forever chemicals” they’ve made—one of three actions the agency announced Thursday in its quest to control PFAS.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule (RIN 2070-AK67) would require toxicity, worker exposure, and other data about per- or polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, from chemical manufacturers and companies importing manufactured goods going back to Jan. 1, 2011.

The agency also withdrew Trump administration guidance from January that allowed imports of carpets, furniture, electronic equipment, and other products coated with certain PFAS into the U.S. ...

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