Environmental Group Raises Concern About Increased Production of PFAs Chemicals

From: WCMU Public Radio

Despite growing health concerns, the production of a family of fire retardant chemicals is increasing, according to an environmental group. Perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAs, are a family of chemical that have been found across the state and are linked to health problems including cancer. According to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER, production of the chemicals has been steadily increasing despite growing concerns. The group posted EPA data showing the number of sites where large quantities of PFAs chemicals are being produced or imported increased between 2012 and 2016.”

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