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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced its intention to initiate regulations on per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The federal agency directed 28 questions to manufacturers and formulators of PFAS compounds to gather important data on the substances before issuing any new rules.

According to the EPA:

PFAS are found in a wide range of consumer products that people use daily such as cookware, pizza boxes and stain repellants. Most people have been exposed to PFAS. Certain PFAS can accumulate and stay in the human body for long periods of time. There is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse health outcomes in humans.