Capitol Correspondence - 05.29.18

HHS Study Finds Certain Chemicals Harmful at Lower Levels Than Previously Thought

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According to the Dayton Daily News:

“A Dayton congressman has urged the U.S. EPA’s top administrator to publicly release a toxicology study that could recommend lower threshold advisories for exposure to chemicals found in groundwater at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and at military installations across the country. [ANCOR note: the chemicals are perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).]


Politico also reported the study would show the chemicals might endanger human health at levels below than what the EPA had determined was safe.


Ryan Jackson, the EPA chief of staff, said in a statement the agency is holding a summit next week in Washington ‘to help contribute to a federal government wide approach to address PFAS issues which have been raised by local, state, and congressional leaders.’”

ANCOR is an active member of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition, which works to reduce the presence of harmful chemicals that are shown to cause developmental disabilities in children.