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Child growth and development hampered by PFAS in blood, study says

27 Mar 2023 | CNN

Potentially toxic chemicals found in everyday products, including fast-food wrappers, makeup and carpeting, are altering hormonal and metabolic pathways needed for human growth and development, according to a new study.

Researchers Develop Method to Permanently Destroy Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Water Supply

24 Mar 2023 | EcoWatch

University of British Columbia (UBC) engineers have come up with a new water treatment that safely, efficiently and permanently removes PFAS from drinking water.

Brands worth more than €130 billion want the EU to ban PFAS chemicals

22 Mar 2023 | ChemSec

Many companies are taking a stand against PFAS chemicals as the EU invites the public to give its opinions on the proposed ban on these harmful chemicals.

Utilities see new costs in proposed PFAS water rule

22 Mar 2023 | Roll Call

Water utility groups estimated the national cost for treatment systems would exceed $3.8 billion a year.

Firefighter union sues Mass. group over toxic chemicals in protective gear

20 Mar 2023 | wbur

The International Association of Fire Fighters is suing the Massachusetts-based group that sets national standards for firefighters' protective gear.

EPA to limit toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

20 Mar 2023 | AP

The EPA on Tuesday proposed the first federal limits on harmful “forever chemicals” in drinking water, a long-awaited protection the agency said will save thousands of lives and prevent serious illnesses, including cancer.

‘Forever Chemicals’ Deserve Far More EPA Scrutiny

18 Mar 2023 | Bloomberg

Compounds known as PFAS linger in our water, our soil — even our bodies. And manufacturers don’t have to prove they’re safe.

How PFAS were cleverly rebranded as ‘forever chemicals’

17 Mar 2023 | Fast Company

PFAS have been around for decades, but being branded ‘forever chemicals’ helped make knowledge about them more mainstream.

New PFAS guidelines – a water quality scientist explains technology and investment needed to get forever chemicals out of US drinking water

16 Mar 2023 | The Conversation

Dr. Joe Charnonnet explains what the proposed guidelines would require, how water utilities could meet these requirements and how much it might cost to get these so-called forever chemicals out of U.S. drinking water.

UK ministers under pressure to tighten laws on ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

16 Mar 2023 | The Guardian

Vast numbers of people drinking water with levels that would be banned in the US, research shows.

PFAS for dinner? Study of ‘forever chemicals’ build-up in cattle points to ways to reduce risks

16 Mar 2023 | The Conversation

PFAS, known as “forever chemicals”, have been found just about everywhere on Earth, including in toilet paper.

US to limit PFAS 'forever chemicals' in drinking water

15 Mar 2023 | BBC

But the new rules could also cause some communities to worry about the safety of their drinking water, as PFAS is widespread, and the new treatment systems could take time to put into place, said Dr Carol Kwiatkowski of the Green Science Policy Institute.

Limiting PFAS could be expensive for WA water plants

15 Mar 2023 | The Seattle Times

The EPA’s proposal Tuesday to regulate “forever chemicals” in drinking water could pose steep cleanup costs for public water systems across Washington.

PFAS might be everywhere – including toilet paper – but let’s keep the health risks in context

14 Mar 2023 | The Conversation

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has announced new limits on the toxic “forever chemicals” – perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – in drinking water.

Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in toilet paper around the world

13 Mar 2023 | The Guardian

Research finds waste flushed down toilets and sent to sewage plants probably responsible for significant source of water pollution.

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