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December 11, 2018 | Explainer

Breaking Down Toxic PFAS

What PFAS are, why they’re harmful, and what we can do to protect ourselves from them.

October 31, 2018 | Legal Document

Notice of Intent: Methylene Chloride

To Acting EPA administrator Wheeler — on behalf of the mothers of two young men who recently died from methylene chloride exposure, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, and Vermont Public Interest Research Group — over the U.S. EPA’s failure to finalize a ban on the use of this lethal chemical in paint strippers.

October 25, 2018 | In the News: The Intercept

EPA Continues to Approve Toxic PFAS Chemicals Despite Widespread Contamination

Eve Gartner, Attorney, Northeast Office: “The statute only allows EPA to allow chemicals to bypass the usual approval process if EPA is confident that the chemical will not present unreasonable risk of injury. But there’s no way EPA can make that determination for a PFAS chemical since it’s been known since 2006 or earlier that at least some of the chemicals in this class pose very serious health harms.”

September 28, 2018 | Legal Document

Comments on PFAS National Leadership Summit and Engagement, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-0270

Earthjustice submits these comments on behalf of the undersigned organizations and individuals in response to EPA’s request for information from the public for the purpose of “informing specific near-term actions, beyond those already underway, that are needed to address challenges caused by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) currently facing states and local communities.”

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