Toxicity analysis of GenX-related pollutant coming soon from U.S. EPA

Read the full story in Chemical & Engineering News.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will soon release a toxicity assessment for hexafluoropropylene oxide dimer acid (HFPO-DA), a fluoroether that Chemours’s GenX surfactant hydrolyzes into. That’s according to an EPA official who spoke Sept. 6 at the first-ever congressional hearing on industrial per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). Some of these environmentally persistent chemicals are linked to illnesses, including cancer.

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