DuPont says N.J. toxic mess caused by U.S. government ordering chemicals for WW1 and WW2

5 Aug 2019 | NJ Advance Media

In court filings, the company says the federal government ordered millions of pounds of chemicals to be produced at four sites across New Jersey during the two World Wars. Because that work was done under a federal contract, DuPont argues that it does not have liability in recent lawsuits filed against the company by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.

‘Radical idea’ from Delaware company could help mitigate PFAS contamination

5 Aug 2019 | WHYY

The U.S. EPA is funding Framergy’s research into a way to remove and break down PFAS contamination.

State seeks citizens to join PFAS workgroup in Michigan

5 Aug 2019 | Michigan Radio

State officials are seeking members for a citizen advisory workgroup to advise the state on chemical contamination.

Blog post: FDA must abandon flawed assumptions when reviewing safety of PFAS uses in food

5 Aug 2019 | Environmental Defense Fund Blog

All the PFAS uses allowed by FDA that we reviewed had estimated exposures exceeding the most protective minimal risk level for PFOS proposed by the CDC.

Duke study to determine source, effects of PFAS chemicals in Haw River

4 Aug 2019 | The Fayetteville Observer

Researchers have identified and documented contamination in the town’s drinking water for decades, but there’s been little done about it and almost no outcry.

Spring Hill water shuts down after elevated levels of PFAS detected in its products

3 Aug 2019 | WGBH

Spring Hill Water said in a statement on Friday that while it has fixed the problem, the adverse media coverage and the potential for changing regulations are forcing them to close the 117-year-old family business.

Murky waters: North Carolina residents unaware of possible water contamination

3 Aug 2019 | N.C. Health News

“Nobody has ever made the motion, nobody has ever pled for public disclosure and the emphasis has always been on the fact that we meet state regulations” Perry, the town’s mayor.

New Senate bill limits firefighter exposure to PFAS

2 Aug 2019 | MLive

The Protecting Firefighters from Adverse Substances Act of 2019 would direct FEMA to develop educational resources to help protect firefighters, emergency response personnel, and the communities they serve from PFAS exposure.

Next President must address water crisis

1 Aug 2019 | The Detroit News

While they are in our state, the presidential candidates will be surrounded by the Great Lakes. But despite being surrounded by the world’s largest freshwater supply in the world, the sad irony is that right now in Michigan, many families don’t have access to clean drinking water in their homes.

California may be first to force water suppliers to notify customers of myriad toxic ‘forever chemicals’

31 Jul 2019 | Palm Springs Desert Sun

While New Hampshire and New Jersey require water districts to limit two PFAS chemicals and notify customers, California's law would mandate that consumers receive information about 5,000 of them, if they're detected.

Guam AG joins 21 others in asking Congress to pass legislation to address toxic chemicals

31 Jul 2019 | Pacific Daily News

The joint letter to Congress — signed by a coalition of 22 attorneys general and led by New York Attorney General Letitia James — strongly urges the Senate and House of Representatives to pass legislation to aid states and territories to address PFAS contamination.

Issues of the Environment: Water is not only source of PFAS, many foods also harbor chemicals

31 Jul 2019 | WEMU

David Fair, ‘Issues of the Environment,’ WEMU, discusses with Dr. John Meeker, professor of environmental health sciences at the U-M’s School of Public Health, the recent study, which determined that certain foods contain PFAS.

Professor Phil Brown Talks PFAS on Morning Edition

31 Jul 2019 | WBUR’s Morning Edition

Northeastern University professor of health sciences interviewed about the dangers of PFAS.

Attorneys general urge Congress to act on ‘forever chemicals’

30 Jul 2019 | Boston Globe

A coalition of 22 State Attorneys General urges the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to pass legislation to help state and local governments curb the costs of cleaning up drinking water supplies contaminated by PFAS.

Michigan is tiptoeing around PFAS in dairy agriculture

30 Jul 2019 | MLive

Michigan punted on testing an Allegan County dairy farm because it worried about killing the farmer’s business.