PFAS Central: sharing notable news, scientific papers & events
The infrastructure law aims to clean up pollution in your community
The law also makes another $10 billion investment in cleaning up PFAS, a class of “forever chemicals” commonly found in drinking water.
What difference can drop-in substitution actually make? A life cycle assessment of alternative water repellent chemicals
A life cycle assessment found non-fluorinated durable water repellents for outdoor garments were environmentally preferable to fluorinated variants leading to the recommendation to phase out PFAS.
Although useful, PFAS or highly fluorinated chemicals are associated with serious health harm and can remain in the environment forever.
17 Nov 2021 | Coastal Review
The EPA has asked its science advisory board to review new data that suggest certain PFAS, can cause negative health effects at lower levels of exposure than initially thought and one in particular is likely carcinogenic.
16 Nov 2021 | Star Tribune
The results could offer one of the most comprehensive understandings yet of exactly where PFAS contamination is still coming from.
16 Nov 2021 | National Law Review
The monumental infrastructure bill that President Biden signed yesterday will send $10 billion to the States to pass on to drinking water suppliers to test for the "forever chemicals" known collectively as PFAS and then filter the parts per trillion of PFAS out of the water when they're found.
16 Nov 2021 | The Philadelphia Inquirer
The rule would set limits of 14 ppt for PFOA and 18 ppt for PFOS.
16 Nov 2021 | Portsmouth Herald
The information from the Pease Study will be compiled with results from seven different sites across the U.S. where people were exposed to drinking water contaminated by PFAS.
Uptake of perfluoroalkyl substances, pharmaceuticals, and parabens by oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) and exposure risk in human consumption
24 Nov 2021 | Chemosphere
Uptake of PFAS by oyster mushrooms was negatively correlated with perfluorocarbon chain length, and mushrooms grown in soil contaminated by PFAS may pose a risk if consumed.
23 Nov 2021 | EcoEvoRxiv
Initial recommendations were developed to reduce PFAS in fish via cooking using common kitchen items and cooking techniques.
Surface-water/groundwater boundaries affect seasonal PFAS concentrations and PFAA precursor transformations
23 Nov 2021 | Environ Sci Process Impacts
Natural biogeochemical fluctuations associated with surface-water and groundwater boundaries may lead to PFAA precursor loss and seasonal variations in PFAA concentrations.
Impairment of human dopaminergic neurons at different developmental stages by perfluoro-octanoic acid (PFOA) and differential human brain areas accumulation of perfluoroalkyl chemicals
23 Nov 2021 | Environ Int
In a proof-of-concept study, PFOA exposure was found to disrupt the most sensitive stage of neuron development.
Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) induces several behavioural defects in Caenorhabditis elegans that can also be transferred to the next generations
23 Nov 2021 | Chemosphere
PFOS can exert severe neurobehavioral defects in locomotion, lifespan, and reproduction that can be transferred from parents to their offspring in a human model species.
19 Nov 2021
The Build Back Better bill passed by the House of Representatives today includes $95 million for local fire departments to purchase firefighting foam and gear made without the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.
19 Nov 2021
Bipartisan legislation introduced this week in Congress would ban PFAS “forever chemicals” in US food packaging and significantly reduce exposure to the highly toxic compounds.
18 Nov 2021
Hassan’s new legislation would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit food packaging containing “intentionally added PFAS.”
18 Nov 2021
Today the bipartisan Keep Food Containers Safe from PFAS Act was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and in the House of Representatives by Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) and Don Young (R-Alaska).
17 Nov 2021
In a major move by California that may be but a harbinger of a dramatic sea change in banning or severely restricting the inclusion of hundreds of chemicals present in every-day consumer goods.
Event: 31 Dec 2021
The Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network is looking for a Project Director to supervise a staff of 5-7.