R744.com: ATMO America: Scientist Urges U.S. EPA to Broaden Definition of PFAS to Include F-Gases, TFA

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The definition of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should be broadened to include chemicals such as certain HFC and HFO refrigerants, as well as refrigerant byproduct trifluoroacetic acid (TFA), according to a scientist from the Green Science Policy Institute (GSPI).

The scientist, Lydia Jahl, Science and Policy Associate for GSPI, presented this view via Zoom at a session on the impact of refrigerants on health, safety and climate at the ATMOsphere (ATMO) America Summit 2022. ATMO America, held June 7-8 in Alexandria, Virginia, was organized by ATMOsphere, publisher of R744.com.

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