All Nonessential PFAS Should Be Phased Out, Scientists Advise

Bloomberg Law discusses All Nonessential PFAS Should Be Phased Out, Scientists Advise.

A huge group of chemicals found in everything from food packaging to medical devices is so troublesome that only essential uses should be allowed, a group of U.S. and European scientists said Tuesday.

Segments within virtually all of the chemicals—called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS—resist breakdown by sunlight, weather, and microbes, nine scientists wrote in an article published Tuesday in Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts.

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