Legislators reconsider bill to restrict PFAS-containing products within US military

9 Jun 2021

The PFAS Free Military Purchasing Act looks to bar the military’s purchase or sale of a broad range of consumer goods containing PFAS.

Limit PFAS in bottled water, US senators tell the FDA

1 Jun 2021

Eleven US Senators are asking the US FDA to set a federal limit on PFAS allowable in bottled water.

Blumenthal & Shaheen Introduce Legislation to Reduce PFAS Exposure Among Servicemembers & Military Families

25 May 2021

The PFAS Free Military Purchasing Act prohibits the Department of Defense from procuring, purchasing, and selling items that contain PFAS, dangerous and toxic chemicals commonly found in many everyday items like food service ware, carpets and rugs, clothing, and cosmetics.

New PFAS health risk levels cement gap between US federal agencies

18 May 2021

A division of the US Department of Health and Human Services has finalized health risk levels for four PFAS.

PFAS Legislation In Vermont Some of Most Aggressive In U.S.

11 May 2021

On May 5, 2021, Vermont entered the final stages of enacting one of the most aggressive pieces of legislation related to PFAS in the country.

US chemical industry spent $61M to fend off PFAS regulations

4 May 2021

Campaign finance records reveal that seven of largest PFAS producers and their industry trade groups spent at least $61 million during 2019 and 2020, the majority of which did not comprise campaign donations but instead funded lobbying efforts aimed at members of Congress and Donald Trump’s administration.

[Sign-on Opportunity] Statement on the Registration of Polymers under REACH

30 Apr 2021

This statement calling for more transparency on polymers marketed in the EU continues to be open for signatures.

EPA Administrator Regan Establishes New Council on PFAS

27 Apr 2021

Administrator Michael S. Regan issued a memorandum to EPA’s senior leadership calling for the creation of a new “EPA Council on PFAS” that is charged with building on the agency’s ongoing work to better understand and ultimately reduce the potential risks caused by these chemicals. 

Canada: Notice of intent to address the broad class of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances

27 Apr 2021

Stakeholders and interested parties will have opportunities to provide input to help inform Government of Canada activities related to addressing PFAS as a class. As a first step, stakeholders are invited to provide initial feedback on the intent to address PFAS as a class, including any challenges or opportunities they foresee.

For PFAS, is environmental persistence on its own enough to trigger regulation?

18 Apr 2021

California is on the verge of setting a precedent for chemical-control policy in the US. For the first time, an agency in the state plans to treat a large group of commercial substances as a class for the purpose of regulation.

EPA Considering Revised Effluent Limitations Guideline Relating to PFAS

8 Apr 2021

Recently, the U.S. EPA took a preliminary step toward requiring limits on some National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System discharges of PFAS into surface water.

Following Years Of Advocacy, Gillibrand Joins Community In Hoosick Falls To Announce New Legislation To Create Access To Medical Monitoring For Victims Of Significant PFAS Exposure

5 Apr 2021

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced legislation to provide Americans with improved legal pathways that would help courts award medical monitoring for victims of PFAS exposure and bolster PFAS research.

Industry Eyeing EPA’s Hustle to Control ‘Forever Chemicals’

30 Mar 2021

Industry attorneys say they’re bracing for a wave of corporate liability and litigation as the Biden administration works swiftly to fulfill a campaign promise to control “forever chemicals.

PFAS Water Lawsuits Expose Financial Impacts on State’s Poor Communities

22 Mar 2021

Santa Clarita, a comfortable exurb of some 213,000 residents about 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles, is one of hundreds of California communities and districts grappling with the pricey problem of drinking water that’s been tainted by PFAS.

67 experts to Regan: Crack down on 'serious risks' of PFAS

16 Mar 2021

A group of nearly 70 science experts are calling on EPA Administrator Michael Regan to crack down on "forever chemicals.

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