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“(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Gary Peters (MI) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced bipartisan legislation to help advance the federal government’s understanding of toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and provide needed information to help better inform plans to effectively address PFAS contamination – which has impacted communities across the country.
‘PFAS chemicals have contaminated our water supplies and are linked to serious health concerns – an alarming reality that Granite Staters are unfortunately all too familiar with. More research is needed to understand the full scope of the impact of these toxic chemicals,’ said Shaheen. ‘I’m proud to help introduce this bipartisan legislation to strengthen federal research on PFAS chemicals and better inform policies to respond to and prevent contamination. Addressing PFAS chemicals has consistently been a top priority of mine, and I remain committed to ensuring we understand the full threat posed by PFAS to our public health and environment.’
The Federal PFAS Research Evaluation Act would direct the Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to enter into an agreement with the National Academies to study and report on a federal research agenda that would advance the understanding of PFAS substances. The bill would result in four nonpartisan, consensus reports identifying the research needed to understand human exposure and toxicity estimations of PFAS, and identify management and treatment options for PFAS contamination.” …