Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances

(asked on 8th March 2023) - View Source

Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential impact of per-fluoroalkyl and poly-fluoroalkyl substances on the natural environment.


Answered by
Rebecca Pow Portrait
Rebecca Pow
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
This question was answered on 16th March 2023

The Environment Agency is continuing its extensive programme of PFAS monitoring across England


In the UK REACH Work Programme for 2021-22, Defra asked the Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive to examine the risks posed by PFAS and develop a 'Regulatory Management Options Analysis' (RMOA). The RMOA will be published in spring 2023 and will make recommendations for risk management measures, building on the commitment in the 25 Year Environment Plan to tackle chemicals of concern. Defra and the Devolved Administrations will carefully consider its recommendations to inform future PFAS policy


The EA is working with key partners including Defra, UK HSA, Food Security Agency (FSA), Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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