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Mich. lawsuit v. 3M, Wolverine re PFAS pollution proceeds

9 Jun 2021 | Reuters

The residents say the companies created a private and public nuisance by knowingly polluting their environment with PFAS.

It’s literally raining PFAS around the Great Lakes, say researchers

8 Jun 2021 | MLive

Rain that fell on Ohio this spring contained a surprisingly high amount of toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, according to raw data from a binational Great Lakes monitoring program that tracks airborne pollution.

[Press Release] Flea-control products found to be infested with forever chemicals

7 Jun 2021 | PEER

One major concern is that people can be exposed to these products though their skin by petting and playing with their pets and children face even greater risk through their frequent hand-to-mouth behavior.

NMED investigates size of PFAS plumes

7 Jun 2021 | NM Political Report

The investigation will look into where public and private water sources could be contaminated and how wildlife may be impacted by the chemicals in Curry and Roosevelt counties, New Mexico.

Maine senators want FDA standards for PFAS in drinking water

6 Jun 2021 | WPTV

Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King have joined colleagues to call on FDA to set PFAS standards for bottled water.

Firefighters denied coverage by veterans affairs after exposure to PFAS firefighting foam

5 Jun 2021 | The Intercept

The VA and insurers have rejected claims from firefighters despite evidence linking PFAS foam and disease.

EPA expands list of PFAS subject to TRI reporting

4 Jun 2021 | JD Supra

The agency announced the addition of perfluorooctyl iodide, potassium perfluorooctanoate, and silver perfluorooctanoate for the 2021 reporting year.

Will the U.S. ban PFAS in food packaging?

3 Jun 2021 | Civil Eats

A federal PFAS ban would accelerate the already growing demand for alternatives, a time-consuming and costly undertaking.

‘Forever chemicals’ found in home fertilizer made from sewage sludge

28 May 2021 | The Guardian

Sewage sludge that wastewater treatment districts across America package and sell as home fertilizer contain alarming levels of toxic PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals”, a new report has revealed.

Avoid surface water foam while recreating outdoors, health officials warn

28 May 2021 | MLive

The “avoid foam” warnings in Michigan have been posted in communities with known PFAS contamination, such as near the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, Lake Margrethe near Camp Grayling, the Rogue River near the former Wolverine World Wide tannery in Rockford, the Thornapple River downstream of Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, and the Huron River from Oakland County to Lake Erie.

PFAS blood tests in Newburgh show high levels of five chemicals

28 May 2021 | Times Herald-Record

Participants were randomly selected from households that until 2016 received drinking water suspected to have been contaminated with firefighting foam used at the New York Stewart Air National Guard base.

Analysis finds pesticides, PFAS in plant-based packaging

27 May 2021 | Food Packaging Forum

Every single-use dish made from molded plant-fiber contained either PFAS or chloropropanols above the German/Danish recommended limit.

U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján joins bipartisan group of senators calling on FDA to set limits on PFAS in bottled water

22 May 2021 | Los Alamos Daily Post

When tap water is compromised, many consumers turn to bottled water. The FDA regulates bottled water, but has not set a limit for PFAS. Without nationwide EPA regulations for tap water, some states have implemented PFAS limits for drinking water, but not for bottled water.

Vermont governor signs restrictions on PFAS 'forever chemicals'

20 May 2021 | The Hill

The bill bans the chemicals from firefighting foam, food packaging, and ski wax, as well as carpets, rugs, and stain-resistant treatments.

[Press Release] Vermont Governor signs first-in-nation restrictions on toxic PFAS chemicals

19 May 2021 | Safer States

The bill bans PFAS chemicals from firefighting foam, food packaging, ski wax, and carpets, rugs, and stain-resistant treatments.

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