EPA unveils strategy to regulate toxic ‘forever chemicals’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is launching a wide-ranging strategy to regulate toxic industrial compounds used in products including cookware, carpets and firefighting foams.

Environmental Protection Agency head Michael Regan says it’s taking a series of actions to limit pollution from a cluster of long-lasting chemicals known as PFAS that are increasingly turning up in public drinking water systems, private wells and even food.

The chemicals are associated with serious health conditions, including cancer.

The plan being discussed Monday in North Carolina is intended to restrict PFAS from being released into the environment, accelerate cleanup of PFAS-contaminated sites such as military bases and increase investments in research.

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