14 Apr 2021 | Anchorage Daily News
PFAS have been found at over 100 individual sites in nearly 30 locations across Alaska and it is likely that the number of communities with contaminated water will grow as more sampling is conducted throughout the state.
14 Apr 2021 | The Intercept
These are hormonally active compounds that can lead to adverse health effects, including infertility, diabetes, obesity, abnormal fetal growth, and cancers.
13 Apr 2021 | ABC News
U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced legislation that aims to protect people and the environment from chemicals known as PFAS.
8 Apr 2021 | EPA
PFBS has been used as a replacement chemical for PFOS, voluntarily phased out by the primary U.S. manufacturer. PFBS has been identified in environmental media and consumer products, including surface water, wastewater, drinking water, dust, carpeting and carpet cleaners, and floor wax.
8 Apr 2021 | EWG
The bill will be heard by the Assembly Appropriations Committee next month.
8 Apr 2021 | Circle of Blue
Two federal health agencies, National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, are planning to investigate potential links between exposure to toxic PFAS chemicals and susceptibility to viral illnesses such as Covid-19, pneumonia, and the flu.
8 Apr 2021 | Alaska Public Media
The lawsuit focuses on two compounds — PFOS and PFOA — that are contained in firefighting foams commonly used at airports that are designed to suppress fuel fires.
5 Apr 2021 | WAMC
Gillibrand’s PFAS Accountability Act would create a standard for PFAS exposure, make the class of chemicals illegal for use, fund epidemiological research on the compounds, and create a national medical monitoring program.
4 Apr 2021 | MPR News
3M will pay $12.5 million toward building and operating a new treatment facility to remove PFAS in the city's water supply.
2 Apr 2021 | Consumer Reports
Tests by the Guardian and CR found high levels of PFAS in Pittsboro, N.C.
1 Apr 2021 | JD Supra
The other PFAS that are the focus of OEHHA’s actions include PFDA, PFHxS, PFNA, and PFUnDA.
1 Apr 2021 | Wisconsin Public Radio
Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce filed a complaint on Monday in Jefferson County Circuit Court against the State, claiming the agency is unlawfully seeking to sample wastewater for PFAS that’s released from industrial and municipal facilities.
31 Mar 2021 | Consumer Reports and the Guardian
A nine-month investigation by the Guardian and Consumer Reports found alarming levels of forever chemicals, arsenic and lead in samples taken across the US. Almost every sample tested had measurable levels of PFAS.
30 Mar 2021 | Washington Post
The legislation prohibits the discharge of firefighting foam containing PFAS except for fighting fires, fire prevention operations, and testing and training.
29 Mar 2021 | NRDC Blog
As commitments to remove PFAS from products on store shelves gather steam, manufacturers should ensure that replacements are safe and should disclose all ingredients used in all fabric protectors they make.