Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) Policy Director Kyla Bennett told The Guardian that this lack of information should inspire people to act. “There are so many PFAS that we don’t know anything about, and if we don’t know anything about them, how do we know they aren’t hurting us?” Bennett said. “Why are we messing around?” PEER recently put out a statement criticizing the EPA for not doing more to address “forever chemicals” expediently and for failing to address concerns over what compounds PFAS turn into as they break down but never fully decompose. Water contamination remains an issue and, so far, what the EPA does detect certainly doesn’t look good. On Wednesday, officials in Mobile, Alabama, issued a warning to residents that the EPA had detected PFAS well above the agency’s acceptable threshold in the city’s water.
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