Intel and different semiconductor firms have joined along with industrial supplies companies to struggle US clampdowns on “eternally chemical substances,” substances utilized in myriad merchandise which might be sluggish to interrupt down within the surroundings.
The lobbying push from chipmakers broadens the opposition to new guidelines and bans for the chemical substances often called PFAS. The substances have been discovered within the blood of 97 p.c of People, in accordance with the US authorities.
Greater than 30 US states this 12 months are contemplating laws to handle PFAS, in accordance with Safer States, an environmental advocacy group. Payments in California and Maine handed in 2022 and 2021, respectively.
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