EPA Reverses Trump Guidance It Said Weakened PFAS Regulations

"The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced a slate of actions aimed at a class of toxic chemicals called PFAS, including the revocation of a Trump-era guidance that it said weakened regulations for the substances.

The agency additionally proposed a reporting requirement for manufacturing PFAS chemicals and finalized a rule requiring polluters to report releases of three types of the chemicals.

PFAS chemicals have been linked to health issues including cancer and immune system problems. They can be found in a variety of household goods, as well as drinking water."

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill June 10, 2021.

Source: The Hill, 06/11/2021