Politics Trumped Science in PFAS Chemical Review, EPA Says (1)

Feb. 9, 2021, 9:14 PM; Updated: Feb. 9, 2021, 10:51 PM

Political interference during the Trump administration compromised the EPA’s review of the hazards of a “forever chemical,” the agency said Tuesday, pledging to point out that and other problems in the agency’s analysis.

The action is one of the first public signs from the Environmental Protection Agency that it plans to follow through on President Joe Biden’s executive order pledging to “make evidence-based decisions guided by the best available science and data.”

The EPA discussed in an email announcement a study of how perfluorobutanesulfonic acid, or PFBS, could harm human health.

A Trump administration-led interagency review of the...

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