"New Data On 'Forever Chemicals' Prompts Calls For More Transparency"

"A recent trove of data on so-called forever chemicals is spurring calls for more transparency around the use of toxic fluids by fracking companies.

One of the people pushing for a new approach is Linda Birnbaum, former director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences who says the federal government should treat the cancer-linked chemicals like name-brand pharmaceuticals, rather than designating them as untouchable trade secrets.

“So for a certain number of years, the company gets to keep their formulation secret, but at some point it becomes common knowledge,” said Birnbaum, who retired in 2019 after more than a decade overseeing agencies under the National Institutes of Health."

Sharon Udasin reports for The Hill July 15, 2021.


"Lawmakers, Biden Officials Vow Action on PFAS" (E&E News)

Source: The Hill, 07/16/2021