Regarding the recent My Turn urging the Legislature to swiftly regulate the use of PFAS compounds in the state, we urge policymakers to first consider all current scientific research and weigh the costs and benefits to public health and the economy before taking drastic action.
An analysis of the most widely cited existing research on PFAS, published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Research, highlights a number of important limitations that should be resolved.
One of the key components of this effort is additional research to better define the risks that exposure to PFAS compounds present to humans. This article provides a roadmap by outlining very specific studies that need to be conducted before we can develop effective regulatory policies.
Margaret M. Murray, Ph.D.,
Center for Truth in Science