On December 7, 2021, the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittees on Environment and on Research and Technology held a joint hearing entitled “Forever Chemicals: Research and Development for Addressing the PFAS Problem.” Four witnesses spoke before the subcommittees on their respective knowledge of the current state of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and where each felt future actions should be focused: Dr. Elsie Sunderland, Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Chemistry, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Ms. Abigail Hendershott, Executive Director, Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART); Ms. Amy Dindal, Director of Environmental Research and Development, Battelle Memorial Institute; and Dr. Peter Jaffé, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University. For more information, please read the full memorandum.

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