Analysis Finds Government Websites Downplay PFAS Health Risks
State and federal public health agencies often understate the scientific evidence surrounding the toxicity of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their public communications, according to an analysis published last week in the journal Environmental Health. Particularly notable was the failure of most messaging to address the greater risks and needs of highly exposed populations. Ten leading PFAS researchers, as listed in the paper, are calling on government agencies to update their communications to align with the science and better serve people in heavily contaminated communities. Read more here.