In 2011, the Department of Defense’s Emerging Chemical program released a report that detailed the risks of exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. These substances are known as PFAS, and they are found in aqueous film-forming foam that was used most commonly to fight vehicle and aircraft fires. Immediately following this illuminating report, no actions were taken to address the issues. This was mainly because the report was not endorsed by the Pentagon’s Emerging Chemicals of Concern Governance Council. In actuality, the program released a report that included no instruction to allow them to do anything about it. As a […]
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