More than a dozen attorneys general are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take immediate action to regulate PFAS — a toxic class of chemicals linked to serious health problems often found in household products like nonstick cookware.
The 17-member coalition includes Pennsylvania’s Acting Attorney General Michelle Henry and New Jersey’s Attorney General Matthew Platkin.
“Pennsylvanians have a constitutional right to clean air and pure water, and I am committed to defending that right,” Henry, who led the initiative, said in a statement.
In December, the EPA proposed adding PFAS to its list of “chemicals of special concern,” which include contaminants linked to serious health effects. When facilities and manufacturers release these chemicals into the environment, they must report it to the EPA under the Toxic Release Inventory…