Thanks to advances in modern science, evidence continues to mount linking asthma, cancer, learning disabilities, reproductive damage, and a host of other diseases and disorders to toxic chemicals in our everyday products. This is more than an environmental issue- it is about our health and justice as well.
"We're disappointed -- this legislation creates regulatory holes that leave state residents unprotected while the EPA conducts studies on a potentially hazardous chemical."
We appreciate the opportunity to comment to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on nominations for the fifth drinking water Contaminant Candidate List (CCL5). The undersigned organizations represent millions of individuals concerned with ensuring that the public has access to safe drinking water.
Re: Objections and Request for Formal Evidentiary Public Hearing Regarding FDA’s Denial of Perchlorate Food Additive Petition
Dear Commissioner: The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) May 4, 2017 denial of Food Additive Petition (FAP) No. 4B4808 is based on a flawed interpretation of the law and the science.
PFASs are a class of human-made chemicals which includes Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances These chemicals are very long-lived, which means that they remain in the environment and in humans and wildlife for a very long time. Two of these chemicals, PFOA and PFOS are relatively well known, and manufacturers have voluntarily stopped producing them. However, PFOA and PFAS continue to be detected at contaminated sites, in water, and in our bodies.