Lawsuit FILED – You Could Be At Risk!
(FeaturedNews.com) – In June, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued new warnings for drinking water that addressed chemicals commonly used in American homes since the 1940s. Earlier this week, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) filed a lawsuit against the EPA, questioning the methodology and science behind the decision.
Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs, were common additives in nonstick cookware and had a multitude of other conventional uses. Most industries voluntarily stopped using them after warnings of cancer risks and other possible negative side effects. The protection agency’s new guidelines on the chemicals use a Lifetime Health Assessment (LHA) to determine how much a person can be exposed to before reaching dangerous limits.
ACC Challenges @EPA’s Revised Health Advisories for PFOS and PFOA https://t.co/qH4U7YaUtY
— American Chemistry (@AmChemistry) August 1, 2022
It was that rule that set off the lawsuit. The ACC says the science behind the LHA numbers is flawed. The council believes the number is inflated 3,000 to 17,000 times to satisfy bureaucracy, not for safety. The group contends that the warnings could trickle down and interfere with various industries relying on members of the PFAS family for clean energy, medical equipment, and items critical to supply chain resiliency.
Other concerns in the ACC statement include the lack of peer-reviewed science before making policy decisions. The EPA is still studying the effects of the substances and has a ways to go before it is able to actually assess lifetime risk factors.
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