How to find makeup that doesn't contain cancer-linked 'forever chemicals'

12 Jul 2021 | Insider

Ever since a recent study found potentially harmful chemicals in some popular makeup products, the Green Science Policy Institute has been fielding questions about how to choose safe cosmetics.

EPA approved toxic chemicals for fracking a decade ago, new file shows

12 Jul 2021 | The New York Times

The approvals came despite the agency’s own concerns about toxicity.

A long road to recovery for Lake Superior fish

12 Jul 2021 | Environmental Health News

The Jackfish Bay white sucker population has nearly recovered, but persistent chemicals remain a problem throughout the Great Lakes.

A big win for clean water in Wisconsin

12 Jul 2021 | Wisconsin Examiner

However, a powerful interest group, the Wisconsin Manufactures and Commerce has recently filed another lawsuit attacking the state’s power to order cleanup of PFAS and other toxic contaminants.

ExxonMobil lobbyist reveals company’s involvement with ‘forever chemicals’

1 Jul 2021 | Channel 4

A senior ExxonMobil lobbyist, captured on camera by Greenpeace UK’s Unearthed, has claimed that the company “manufactures” and “uses” controversial so-called “forever chemicals” and is working to delay a ban on their use.

Exxon lobbyist says it pushed trade groups to ‘be out front’ on forever chemicals in activist recording

1 Jul 2021 | The Hill

The trade groups specifically mentioned include the American Petroleum Institute and the American Chemistry Council.

[News release] FDA Provides Update on Ongoing Efforts to Better Understand the Occurrence of PFAS in the Food Supply

30 Jun 2021 | FDA

The U.S. FDA is providing an update on its ongoing sampling and testing efforts designed better to understand the occurrence of PFAS in the food supply.

FDA: Nearly all foods cleared for PFAS concerns

30 Jun 2021 | MedPage Today

Of the 94 samples tested, only cod had "detectable" levels of PFOS measured in parts per trillion -- at 98 ng/kg -- and PFNA at 233 ng/kg.

3M comments on pollution scandal: ‘We will accept our responsibilities’

29 Jun 2021 | The Brussels Times

American industrial group 3M has, for the first time, commented on the contamination of the ground around Zwijndrecht, Belgium with PFOS, which can cause all sorts of health problems, including cancer, after weeks of silence on the issue.

Cost of tackling PFAS pollution on US military bases expected to reach $2.1bn

28 Jun 2021 | Chemistry World

The Pentagon has identified 687 military installations that have known or suspected contamination by these fluorinated chemicals.

No PFAS in food packaging in Minnesota by 2024

25 Jun 2021 | Star Tribune

Banning nonessential uses of PFAS, such as from food packaging, was an opportunity for limiting exposure identified in the PFAS Blueprint released earlier this year by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Now, food packagers in the region must respond.

Unclear if Ford Airport will help foot the bill, township moves forward with plan to bring residents clean water

24 Jun 2021 | MLive

Up to 473 Cascade Township homes with wells in an area of polluted groundwater will be connected to municipal water by the end of 2023 thanks in part to a recent $5 million grant from the state. The total project cost is estimated at $13.2 million.

Watchdog calls on Pentagon to detail ‘forever chemicals’ cleanup expenses

23 Jun 2021 | The Hill

The Pentagon has been working to address PFAS contamination in drinking water on its bases and has estimated that it would cost more than $2.1 billion beginning in fiscal 2021 to clean up.

[Press Release] PFAS Action Act clears Key House committee

23 Jun 2021 | EWG

The legislation would create a national drinking water standard for select PFAS chemicals, designate PFAS as hazardous substances, limit industrial discharges and provide $200 million annually to assist water utilities and wastewater treatment facilities.

Maine lawmakers enact series of bills to tackle pollution from ‘forever chemicals’

23 Jun 2021 | Press Herald

One of the bills signed into law this week by Gov. Janet Mills gives Maine one of the nation's strictest standards for PFAS in drinking water.