PFAS Central: sharing notable news, scientific papers & events
Companies deny responsibility for toxic ‘forever chemicals’ contamination
The 3M Company, the Chemours Company and DuPont appeared before lawmakers over PFAS. Denise Rutherford, senior vice-president of corporate affairs for 3M, argued the chemicals pose no human health threats at current levels and have no victims, conflicting with a large body of research and 3M’s own internal documents.
Assessing the contribution of atmospheric transport and tourism activities to the occurrence of perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) in an Alpine Nature Reserve.
Ski tourism is a significant source of PFAS contamination in a remote alpine lake in China
Although useful, PFAS or highly fluorinated chemicals are associated with serious health harm and can remain in the environment forever.
Colorado ramps up response to toxic “forever chemicals” after discovery of hot spots across metro Denver
13 Sep 2019 | The Denver Post
12 Sep 2019 | EWG
11 Sep 2019 | The Guardian
9 Sep 2019 | MLive
6 Sep 2019 | Delaware Public Media
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.
[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.
4 Sep 2019
New Hampshire has banned firefighting foams containing perfluoroalkyl chemicals.
3 Sep 2019
Danish Food Minister Mogens Jensen moves to ban harmful PFAS in food packaging.
29 Aug 2019
Available resources on PFOA and ADONA releases from 3M/Dyneon fluropolymer plant around Gendorf/Altötting, Germany
27 Aug 2019
Executive Order #40 directs the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to take significant measures to address PFAS contamination.
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.
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.
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.