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PFAS: The View from Affected Citizens and States, Hearing Before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, June 9, 2021   [open html - 0B]

This is the June 9, 2021 hearing on "PFAS [per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances]: The View from Affected Citizens and States," held before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. From the opening statement of Thomas R. Carper: "What we are dealing with here is an almost universal, persistent toxin. Its presence in our water, at levels measured in parts per trillion, creates a very real risk of adverse developmental effects to fetuses and breastfed babies. This toxin is also associated with testicular and kidney cancer, liver tissue damage, as well as harmful changes to the thyroid and the immune system. It is not just a public health concern. The presence of PFAS in our communities and our drinking water is having major impacts on livelihoods, as well." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Joanne Stanton, James Kenney, G. Tracy Mehan III, and Scott Mandirola. The duration of the video is 2 hours, 2 minutes, and 33 seconds.

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2021-06-09
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