Description: EPA’s Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan
Appendix A: EPA PFAS Activities 48
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Description: EPA’s Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan
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Description: EPA’s Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of synthetic chemicals that have been in use since the 1940s. PFAS are found in a wide array of consumer and industrial products. PFAS manufacturing and processing facilities, facilities using PFAS in production of other products, airports, and military installations are some of the contributors of PFAS releases into the air, soil, and water....
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Description: EPA’s Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan
Many Americans are concerned about potential health impacts from exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment. Over the last decade, there has been a move to the manufacture and use of PFAS that may be less bioaccumulative and may be less likely to cause adverse health effects in humans and the environment. However, contamination from legacy PFAS and uncertainty...
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Description: EPA’s Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan
The term PFAS refers to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. PFAS are a very large group of synthetic chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, PFBS, perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), hexafluoropropylene oxide (HFPO) dimer acid and its ammonium salt (referred to as GenX chemicals), and thousands of other... 1 »
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Description: EPA’s Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan
The EPA is working to understand and address PFAS toxicity through development of human health toxicity assessments on long- and short-chain PFAS. This and other research using advanced toxicological methods will provide a better understanding of PFAS toxicity, including methods for assessing groups of PFAS with similar toxicities and exposures. Toxicity information can be used to provide health...
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Description: EPA’s Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan
The EPA is focused on identifying and addressing PFAS exposures in order to protect people and communities from exposures to PFAS that present an adverse health risk, especially for the most vulnerable members of the exposed population. Additionally, the EPA is focused on providing tools and information to support federal agencies, states, tribes, and local communities to address PFAS in the...
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Description: EPA’s Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan
Risk communication and engagement are critical for the EPA to effectively support communities across the country that are addressing PFAS issues. The EPA is actively working to enhance the way in which agencies communicate about potential human health risks that may be associated with these chemicals. PFAS are a complex group of chemicals that can differ in terms of how they are used, how people...
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Description: EPA’s Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan
In addition to the four priority actions the EPA announced at its May 2018 National Leadership Summit, this Action Plan highlights the many activities that the EPA plans to lead in collaboration with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to understand, communicate, and take steps to effectively manage potential concerns associated with the presence of PFAS in the environment. Where deemed...
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Description: EPA’s Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan
Appendix A contains a detailed list of completed and ongoing PFAS activities at the EPA. This list is not intended to be exhaustive of all the EPA’s activities on PFAS.
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Description: EPA’s Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan
In 2018, the EPA held a series of public community engagement events that brought together the EPA and state officials, federal partners, local speakers, community groups, and citizens to share perspectives and help inform future Agency actions for managing PFAS. Following the PFAS National Leadership Summit, these sessions continued EPA’s commitment to foster an ongoing dialogue with...
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Description: EPA’s Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan
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Description: EPA’s Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan
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