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PFOA, PFOS and Other PFASs

EPA Actions to Address PFAS

EPA is committed to supporting states, tribes and local communities in addressing challenges with PFAS.  As a part of this effort, EPA is taking action to identify solutions to address PFAS in the environment. 

National Leadership Summit and PFAS Management Plan

PFAS Exposure and Occurence

Human Health Impacts of PFAS

  • Provided provisional Peer Reviewed Toxicity Values for PFBS for use in site decision making
  • Identified the universe of PFAS currently being manufactured and used
  • Collected scientific literature on toxicity
  • Developing human health toxicity values for GenX and PFBS (Summer 2018)
  • Providing states with access to test data obtained under TSCA authority for GenX chemicals (acid and salt)

Reducing PFAS Exposures

  • Created a PFOA Stewardship Program with industry to phase out manufacturing of PFOA
  • Outlined drinking water treatment processes for PFOA/PFOS in drinking water
  • Continuing site-specific technical assistance to identify and reduce PFAS exposures
  • Updating EPA Drinking Water Treatability Database for multiple PFAS (July 2018)
  • Will provide a description of federal authorities applicable to PFAS contamination (Ongoing)
  • Develop groundwater cleanup recommendations for PFOA/PFOS (Sept 2018)

Stakeholder Support

  • Ongoing robust public engagement effort with states, tribes, local communities, utilities, industry and the public
  • Created an EPA regional coordination network to help EPA to support states and tribes in addressing PFAS
  • Support PFAS outreach, including development of a PFAS webinar series and risk communication materials (Ongoing)