Bipartisan US Task Force Will Address PFAS Contamination Crisis

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WASHINGTON DC, United States

A bipartisan effort was launched this week in the US House of Representatives to address pollution caused by fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), PFAS pollution in drinking water is a public health issue for 16 million Americans in 33 states. Independent research suggests a far higher number of contaminated sites, in up to 40 states and possibly affecting 110 million (approximately one-third of the population).