EPA Announces New Regulations on Toxic Chemicals

FDA and Defense Department to address PFAS in food and water supplies.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Monday that it would be rolling out a new set of regulations designed to regulate harmful chemicals known as per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). According to the CDC, these are substances that are regularly used in products to resist heat, oil, stains, grease, and water. PFAS do not naturally break down, causing them to be known as “forever chemicals.”

According to the EPA, these chemicals have been found “in the blood of people and animals all over the world and are present at low levels in a variety of food products and in the environment.” President Biden has tasked the Defense Department with cleaning PFAS contaminated sites in the country, and the FDA to expand its testing of the food supply to ensure Americans do not experience further exposure. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That officials in the EPA are able to protect Americans from harmful substances.
  • For Administrator Michael Regan to lead the EPA effectively. 
  • For the FDA and Defense Department as they respond to the president’s call to eliminate the toxic chemicals.
  • For the president and his administration to have discernment as they seek to protect the health of U.S. citizens. 

Sources: AP, EPA.gov, CDC.gov


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