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California Bans ‘Forever Chemicals' in Fabrics, Makeup

2 Oct 2022 | NBC

The bills just signed by California Governor Newsom banning PFAS in textiles and cosmetics model the best way to stop harm from PFAS: reduce their use in products," said Arlene Blum, executive director of the Green Science Policy Institute.

Firefighting foam trials present next big PFAS challenge for 3M

1 Oct 2022 | Star Tribune

But the miracle firefighting foam's key ingredient was one of the "forever chemicals" that have come to haunt 3M. PFAS chemicals don't biodegrade, tainting the environment. They have been linked to cancer, liver damage, decreased fertility and other maladies.

Boston bans artificial turf in parks due to toxic ‘forever chemicals’

30 Sep 2022 | The Guardian

The city joins a growing number across the US in limiting the use of artificial turf made with dangerous PFAS compounds.

Forever chemicals: They’re in your drinking water and likely your food

30 Sep 2022 | Michael Hawthorne

Something as simple as drinking tap water is exposing millions of Illinoisans to toxic chemicals that build up in human blood, cause cancer and other diseases and take years to leave the body.

Why getting PFAS out of our products is so hard – and why it matters

29 Sep 2022 | PBS

It’s not going to be straightforward or swift to eliminate these substances from countless industries, even though they have been potentially linked to myriad health issues.

[Blog] PFAS Are Still Forever (and Not Your Best Friend)

29 Sep 2022 | NRDC

Unfortunately most of these headlines were misleading on the imminence of solutions to the PFAS crisis and reflect misconceptions or misunderstandings of the technology and its status.

States Take on PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ With Bans, Lawsuits

26 Sep 2022 | Pew

While states await regulations from the federal Environmental Protection Agency, rising awareness in recent years has prompted more than two dozen states to take the initiative to protect their residents’ health, in many cases through bipartisan legislation.

How birds of prey are exposing a toxic time bomb

25 Sep 2022 | The Guardian

Researchers are finding chemicals that have not been fully tested for their environmental impact in eagles, owls and falcons – a sign of widespread, persistent pollution.

‘Forever chemicals’ detected in all umbilical cord blood in 40 studies

23 Sep 2022 | The Guardian

Studies collectively examined nearly 30,000 samples over the past five years in ‘disturbing’ findings.

Senators seek urgency from Defense Department on PFAS chemical exposure

23 Sep 2022 | Colorado Newsline

A bipartisan group of 40 U.S. senators including Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper of Colorado wrote to the Department of Defense asking officials to address toxic chemical exposure at military installations. 

Wolverine Worldwide, 3M to pay $54M in PFAS class settlement

22 Sep 2022 | Garret Ellison

Wolverine Worldwide and 3M will pay $54 million to Michigan property owners harmed by PFAS contamination under a proposed settlement in a class action case filed in the wake of the pollution discovery five years ago.

Chemours Faces Tighter PFAS Discharge Limits at N.C. Plant

20 Sep 2022 | Bloomberg Law

The Chemours Co. must further limit discharges of three PFAS into the Cape Fear River under a permit a North Carolina agency approved.

Fury over ‘forever chemicals’ as US states spread toxic sewage sludge

19 Sep 2022 | The Guardian

Regulators allow states to continue spreading sludge even as PFAS-tainted substance has ruined livelihoods and poisoned water.

[Press Release] Gov. Newsom vetoes California bill to track and report toxic ‘forever chemicals’

19 Sep 2022 | EWG

Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would have required collection and reporting of information on products and substances sold or brought into the state containing the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

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