Health, Green Groups Push FDA To Ban PFAS

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (June 3, 2021, 6:01 PM EDT) -- Environmental, health and consumer groups on Thursday petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ban all so-called forever chemicals in products it approves, saying the agency has ignored past evidence of the substances' threats to human health.

The Environmental Defense Fund, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners and other groups said they want the FDA to prohibit the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, which are also known as forever chemicals because of their longevity in the human body and the environment, in products such as food packaging because of the health risks the chemicals pose.

"Given the evidence linking...

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