PFAS Central: sharing notable news, scientific papers & events

Although useful, PFAS or highly fluorinated chemicals are associated with serious health harm and can remain in the environment forever.

Latest Science

Persistent organic pollutants in Greenlandic pregnant women and indices of foetal growth: The ACCEPT study

16 Sep 2019 | Sci Total Environ

As PFAS levels increased, the birth growth rate decreased.

Association between perfluoroalkyl substance exposure and thyroid hormone/thyroid antibody levels in maternal and cord blood: The Hokkaido Study.

16 Sep 2019 | Environ Int

Hormone function disrupted by the presence of PFAS in a cohort of 701 mother‑neonate pairs.

Perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) in children’s serum and contribution from PFAA contaminated drinking water

10 Sep 2019 | ACS Pub.

Total nursing time was associated with PFAS levels in children up to 4 years old.

Partition coefficients of four perfluoroalkyl acid alternatives between bovine serum albumin (BSA) and water in comparison to ten classical perfluoroalkyl acids

10 Sep 2019 | Environ Sci Process Impacts

Short-chain and long-chain PFAS found to have the same bioaccumulation behavior in a model species.

An investigation into per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in nineteen Australian wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs)

10 Sep 2019 | Heliyon

6:2 FTS and other PFAS were found to dominate Australian wastewater.

Latest Policy

[Recording] U.S. House Subcommittee Hearing: The Devil They Knew: PFAS Contamination and the Need for Corporate Accountability, Part III

10 Sep 2019

A recording and supporting documents from September 10, 2019 U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment hearing on PFAS.

New Hampshire bans PFAS in firefighting foam

4 Sep 2019

New Hampshire has banned firefighting foams containing perfluoroalkyl chemicals.

Denmark becomes first country to ban all PFAS from food contact materials

3 Sep 2019

Danish Food Minister Mogens Jensen moves to ban harmful PFAS in food packaging.

Germany, Southeastern Bavaria: PFOA and ADONA releases from 3M/Dyneon fluropolymer plant

29 Aug 2019

Available resources on PFOA and ADONA releases from 3M/Dyneon fluropolymer plant around Gendorf/Altötting, Germany

Wisconsin Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Relating to PFAS

27 Aug 2019

Executive Order #40 directs the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to take significant measures to address PFAS contamination. 

Opportunities

U.S. Congress Briefing: A Healthy Start for Every Child: How the Environment Influences Health & Development

Event: 24 Sep 2019

Join a scientific briefing on childhood exposure to PFAS with a welcome address and overview of current research by Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.

NIH: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Director Linda Birnbaum on Her Retirement Reception

Event: 24 Sep 2019

A capitol hill reception to honor NIH Director Linda Birnbaum Ph.D. on her retirement.

Rob Bilott Book Launch Meet and Greet

Event: 6 Oct 2019

The Green Science Policy Institute is hosting a book party to launch Rob Bilott's new book Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer's Twenty-Year Battle against Dupont.

New Opening: New York State Center for Clean Water Technology has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher

Deadline: 15 Oct 2019

The post-doc will perform research in the treatment of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and other emerging contaminants in drinking water. This collaborative project will require the successful candidate to work closely with researchers from National Laboratories, U.S. EPA, and New York State agencies. Click here for more information and to apply. 

Northeast Conference on the Science of PFAS: Public Health & the Environment

Event: 31 Mar 2020

NEWMOA, in collaboration with others, has organized a conference to ensure that action to address PFAS contamination is informed by the most current and reliable science. There is also an open call for conference presenters, posters, and sponsors.

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