State fact sheet on PFOA exposure downplays risks, health experts say
Politico - 08/08/2016
The research on PFOA is stronger than on most chemicals and the documented connections between the chemical and cancers has grown exponentially in recent years, building a uniquely large of body of research, compared to most chemicals, said Phil Brown, director of the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute at Northeastern University. He said state health departments are often cautious, and focus on avoiding public alarm rather than delivering the blunt truth.
“From their point of view, they don’t want to worry people,” he said. “The truth is people have the rights to know what’s in their bodies, in their homes, in their water, it’s their decision how to react to that data.”