2021 ban on long-chain PFAS subgroup to take effect

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a protocol under the IRIS program for assessing ethylbenzene, explaining the agency’s rationale for conducting a risk assessment for the substance in addition to elucidating screening criteria and other pieces of the planned assessment. The document is now open for public comment until March 20, 2023.

Individual members of the perfluorocarboxylic acids subgroup containing chains of between nine and 14 carbon atoms (C9-C14 PFCAs) have been regulated in various ways by the European Union (EU) in recent years.

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