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3M's 2001 Study on PFAS Flagged to FDA by Lawyer Suing Company

  • Agency says it’s reviewing letter, calls PFAS work ‘ongoing’
  • Issue of who knew what, and when, comes as lawsuits mount
Smart & Final Stores Investor Comes Out Against Apollo Takeover

Photographer: John Taggart/Bloomberg

A class of chemicals that some scientists call the next DDT is just beginning to face scrutiny for its appearance in human food, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration now developing ways to measure its presence in everything from milk to produce.

The question, though, is whether the controversial chemicals should have been on everyone’s radars decades ago.