Clear regulations are essential for effective governance, especially when it comes to complex substances like per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). 

For years, scientists have diligently collected information on thousands of PFAS compounds, while policymakers strive to interpret this data for state and federal regulations. 

However, the absence of a universal definition for PFAS has led to overly broad and inconsistent regulations that group substances based on chemical structures rather than hazard properties and risks associated with PFAS prevalence, usage, and health effects.

There is a more thoughtful and pragmatic way forward. Read globalFACT’s latest opinion piece, The Case Against Rushing To Restrict PFAS, live now in Route Fifty.