Safer Chemicals policy watch: July 2018

How the EPA and the Pentagon downplayed a growing toxic threat - Evidence points to deliberate actions by the EPA and the Department of Defense to minimize the negative health implications of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure through drinking water sources.

EPA interim chief lobbied for company seeking EPA contracts - Andrew Wheeler has lobbied for at least 17 companies, leading to questions regarding his priorities and performance as interim chief of the Environmental Protection Agency.

How Pruitt's EPA finds a dangerous chemical is safe: Ignore most exposures to it - Under former EPA head Scott Pruitt, the revised Toxics Substances Control Act has been implemented in such a way that most of the hazardous exposures are not evaluated and calculated into risk assessments, a reality that is a far cry from the intention of the 2016 Lautenberg Act Amendments.