NSTC: Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Report
Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released a state of science report on PFAS. The report summarizes current PFAS research in key strategic areas, including safe removal and destruction of PFAS and alternatives to PFAS that are safer, as well as gaps in PFAS data and knowledge. It also describes the state of federal PFAS research and development (R&D), and underscores the importance of communities, the private sector and governments at all levels working together to expand our nation’s understanding of PFAS and alternatives. Over the next year, OSTP will work with federal agencies to leverage this report as a roadmap for establishing goals and priorities for federal PFAS R&D, harness existing federal PFAS research activities, and accelerate transformative advancements in the destruction and disposal of PFAS, the development of PFAS alternatives, and in our understanding of the harmful effects of PFAS as a chemical class on human health and our environment.