1 Apr 2022 | Toxic Free Future
On March 15, 2022, international coffee giant Starbucks announced its first-ever commitment to eliminate toxic PFAS in its food packaging materials.
31 Mar 2022 | Chick-fil-A
Chick-fil-A has eliminated intentionally added PFAS from all newly produced packaging going forward in our supply chain.
30 Mar 2022 | MLive
Investigators have finally made their way to a Wolverine Worldwide facility where the company manufactured shoe parts near the Rogue River, five years after the initial discovery of widespread toxic ‘forever chemical’ pollution in the northern Kent County suburbs.
28 Mar 2022 | Environmental Health News
Now ‘PFAS in air emissions and incineration are becoming more of a focus,’ Lydia Jahl, a science and policy associate for the Green Science Policy Institute, told EHN.
24 Mar 2022 | Consumer Reports
PFAS exposure has been linked to a growing list of problems, including immune system suppression, lower birth weight, and increased risk for some cancers. This raises alarms about the use of these compounds, especially in items such as burger wrappers and salad bowls.
24 Mar 2022 | Consumer Reports
Recent Consumer Reports tests of more than 100 food packaging products from U.S. restaurants and supermarkets found dangerous PFAS chemicals in many of the products, including paper bags for french fries, wrappers for hamburgers, molded fiber salad bowls, and single-use paper plates.
22 Mar 2022 | The Guardian
Songbird Farm’s 17 acres (7 hectares) hold sandy loam fields, three greenhouses and cutover woods that comprise an idyllic setting near Maine’s central coast.
22 Mar 2022
The presence of so-called forever chemicals in pesticides may stem from a violation of federal chemical law, according to an announcement today from EPA.
21 Mar 2022 | WHYY.org
But protecting people’s health has a consequence: The technology most effective at removing PFAS contributes to the carbon footprint.
18 Mar 2022 | Environmental Health News
Cosmetics companies could face litigation if their products are found to contain PFAS, warn attorneys, as a rash of recent lawsuits hit companies touting themselves as clean but whose products contain evidence of “forever chemicals.”
16 Mar 2022
Read the full article by Cory Nealon (Phys.org) “Last fall, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that GenX chemicals were more toxic than the ‘forever chemicals’ they were developed to replace. Now, a new University at Buffalo-led study examines what happens when GenX—chemicals used in food packaging, nonstick coating and other products—interacts with water. Published…
15 Mar 2022 | EWG
Data newly released by the Environmental Protection Agency show almost 900 spills or uses of firefighting foam made with the toxic ‘forever chemicals‘ known as PFAS across the U.S. and the amount that entered local waterways.
11 Mar 2022 | The Hill
Nearly 900 spills of firefighting foam containing toxic “forever chemicals” have occurred across the country since 1990, new data published by the EPA revealed.
10 Mar 2022 | The Guardian
Read the full article by Tom Perkins (The Guardian) “Higher levels of exposure to toxic PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ may increase the likelihood of Covid-19 infection, more serious symptoms and death, a group of recent studies have found. Public health advocates and researchers have feared since the coronavirus pandemic’s onset that PFAS, which are known to be immunotoxic, could…
7 Mar 2022 | E&E News
Lawyers for DuPont knew the Food and Drug Administration had a serious concern that the company’s new food packaging product might be toxic.