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Senators Want Agency Data on Fluorochemicals’ Health Effects

June 13, 2018, 4:37 PM

Democratic and Republican senators want a federal agency to release new data about the health effects of ubiquitous chemicals found in nonstick and waterproof consumer products.

The senators are using a defense policy bill to compel the Department of Health and Human Services to release a study that would, they say, increase warnings about human exposure to perfluorinated chemicals, which have been found in drinking water supplies across the country.

Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) introduced an amendment to the...

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