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Breaking Down New Rules About ‘Forever Chemicals'

·1 min

Cookware. Dental floss. Shampoo. Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), known as “forever chemicals,” can be found in numerous household products. PFAS are resistant to degradation and are linked to health issues such as cancer and birth defects. Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced regulations to reduce PFAS in tap water. However, eliminating PFAS is costly and poses challenges for water utility companies. The timing of climate policy changes in the US is influenced by the Congressional Review Act, which allows Congress to overturn new rules issued by federal agencies.