EPA Releases Interim List of Candidates for PFOA/PFOS Health Effects Peer Review

EPA has published a Federal Register notice inviting public comments on the interim list of peer review candidates for the perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) draft health effects documents.  (These contaminants have been found to occur in some sources of drinking water around the country.)  The notice provides the names, professional affiliations, expertise, education, and professional experience of the candidate reviewers.  The public is requested to provide relevant information on the candidates who are being evaluated by the contractor managing the peer review process, Versar, Inc. Versar will then select the final six to seven peer reviewers who, collectively, best provide a balance of perspectives and expertise spanning the multiple subject matter areas covered by the draft documents. Following peer review, EPA will use the documents to derive lifetime health advisories for PFOA and PFOS in drinking water that are expected to supersede EPA’s 2009 provisional health advisories for PFOA and PFOS. Learn more.