Baldwin Urges EPA, CDC to Step Up PFAS Efforts
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is calling on the Trump administration to respond more urgently to water contamination caused by harmful PFAS compounds in order to protect human health. In a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Senator Baldwin demanded further EPA research to make PFAS testing more accessible and affordable and more research by the CDC on how PFAS exposure harms human health, along with emphasizing the critical need for collaboration between the agencies to address this issue. She says while the PFAS problem is growing, these agencies’ actions have failed to reflect the seriousness of the threat. Senator Baldwin visited Marinette recently to discuss the local PFAS issue and specifically cited the contamination in the Town of Peshtigo in her letter to the CDC and EPA, expressing her disappointment that staff from both agencies declined invitations to attend the meeting.