Policy, health, and justice—focus of October meeting on PFAS contaminants in drinking water

13 Oct 2020

The University of Rhode Island STEEP Superfund Research Center is hosting a conference, “PFAS In Our World: What We Know and What We Can Do,” October 13 and 14, 2020.

California bans PFAS firefighting foams

6 Oct 2020

California is halting the sale, manufacture, and use of firefighting foam that contains PFAS as of 2022.

AGs urge Congress to keep tough PFAS language in defense bill

5 Oct 2020

Congressional leaders should advance legislation that would force the U.S. Department of Defense to comply with state laws regulating toxic “forever chemicals,” urged attorneys general in Michigan and 17 other states.

Massachusetts to set a new MCL for the sum of six PFAS

24 Sep 2020

The MCL of 20 ppt is for the sum of six PFAS: PFOS, PFOA, PFHxS, PFNA, PFHpA, PFDA.

[Press Release] PFAS in food: EFSA assesses risks and sets tolerable intake

17 Sep 2020

When stetting the new, extremely low threshold for PFOS, PFOA, PFNA, and PFHxS, the European Food Safety Authority considered the decreased response of the immune system to vaccination as the most critical human health effect.

Judge rules for NH in 3M’s bid to block PFAS protections

8 Sep 2020

A Merrimack County judge has vacated a preliminary injunction previously granted to chemical company giant 3M, which sought to block the implementation of more protective PFAS standards.

Vermont Agency of Natural Resource's Advance Notice on the Regulation of PFAS as a Class

26 Aug 2020

After reviewing the current peer-reviewed literature, as well as the available toxicology data for PFAS, the Agency's Review Team determined that at the current time it is not feasible to regulate PFAS as a Class, other than the five compounds presently regulated to the health-based standard.

[Press Release] Scientists Urge Business & Government to Treat PFAS Chemicals as a Class

11 Aug 2020

All per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) should be treated as one class and avoided for nonessential uses, according to a peer-reviewed article published in today's issue of Environmental Science & Technology Letters.

US EPA changes PFAS rule after signing

6 Aug 2020

The US EPA is facing backlash over the way it finalized a rule that requires companies to notify the agency 90 days before making or importing products containing certain long-chain PFAS.

FDA Announces the Voluntary Phase-Out by Industry of Certain PFAS Used in Food Packaging

4 Aug 2020

The FDA is announcing the voluntary phase-out of a certain type of short-chain PFAS, that contain 6:2 FTOH, which may be found in certain food contact substances used as grease-proofing agents on paper and paperboard food packaging.

New York Legislature approves bill to ban PFAS in food containers

28 Jul 2020

In what may be the latest battlefront over potentially toxic PFAS chemicals in the environment, the state Legislature has approved a bill that would ban using the substances in food packaging.

House Democrats add some 'forever chemicals' provisions to defense bill after spiking major amendment

21 Jul 2020

House Democrats added several amendments aiming to regulate a class of cancer-linked chemicals called PFAS to a defense spending bill Monday.

Whitmer signs bills regulating PFAS foam use at Michigan fire stations

8 Jul 2020

Fire departments would have 48 hours to tell state regulators about the use of a chemical-based firefighting foam type that’s caused drinking water contamination around Michigan under legislation signed into law

[Press Release] Blumenthal, Slotkin, Shaheen & Turner Introduce Bicameral, Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce PFAS Exposure Among Servicemembers & Military Families

7 Jul 2020

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Jeanne Shaheen and U.S. Representatives Elissa Slotkin and Mike Turner (R-OH) introduced bipartisan legislation to reduce exposure of servicemembers and their families to harmful PFAS chemicals.

Will Congress finally address toxic 'forever chemicals?'

30 Jun 2020

The haunting folk song refrain, “When will we ever learn?” could apply well to the reckless manufacture of a class of harmful chemicals called PFAS.

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