Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS or forever chemicals are ubiquitous in the environment. PFAS are found in drinking water, consumer products such as textiles, cookware, and personal care products, and firefighting foam. In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed a PFAS Roadmap and proposed numerous regulations for managing the effects PFAS has on the environment and human health. This overview will outline the various actions the EPA has taken to address PFAS.
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