IPEN Report: Perfluorohexane Sulfonate (PFHxS)— Socio-economic impact, exposure, and the precautionary principle

27 Sep 2019

Provides insights about threats to drinking water sources, public health and the occupational health of firefighters due to the particular physico-chemical properties of PFHxS, including its greater mobility, hydrogeological fractionation, and long elimination.

Threats to drinking water and public health in Alaska: The scope of the PFAS problem, consequences of regulatory inaction, and recommendations

24 Sep 2019

The purpose of this report is to aid Alaskans as well as state and federal policymakers in making informed decisions to protect current and future generations from continued exposure to the PFAS class of chemicals.

Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Firefighters from Occupational Exposure to PFAS through Personal Protective Equipment

23 Sep 2019

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced bipartisan legislation to help address negative health outcomes of first responders through exposure to PFAS from firefighting equipment.

New Zealand: Consulting on further restrictions on firefighting foams containing PFAS

21 Sep 2019

New Zealand currently currently prohibits firefighting foams containing PFOS and PFOA. The proposed amendments add further restrictions on firefighting foams containing other PFAS. Comments due: Monday, December 2,  2019 at 5 PM New Zealand | Sunday, 1 December, 2019 at 8 PM Pacific.

[Recording] U.S. House Subcommittee Hearing: The Devil They Knew: PFAS Contamination and the Need for Corporate Accountability, Part III

10 Sep 2019

A recording and supporting documents from September 10, 2019 U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment hearing on PFAS.

New Hampshire bans PFAS in firefighting foam

4 Sep 2019

New Hampshire has banned firefighting foams containing perfluoroalkyl chemicals.

Denmark becomes first country to ban all PFAS from food contact materials

3 Sep 2019

Danish Food Minister Mogens Jensen moves to ban harmful PFAS in food packaging.

Germany, Southeastern Bavaria: PFOA and ADONA releases from 3M/Dyneon fluropolymer plant

29 Aug 2019

Available resources on PFOA and ADONA releases from 3M/Dyneon fluropolymer plant around Gendorf/Altötting, Germany

Wisconsin Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Relating to PFAS

27 Aug 2019

Executive Order #40 directs the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to take significant measures to address PFAS contamination. 

California OEHHA's notification level recommendations for PFOA & PFOS

23 Aug 2019

OEHHA is recommending that the State Water Resources Control Board set the notification levels for PFOA and PFOS at the lowest levels at which they can be reliably detected in drinking water using currently available and appropriate technologies. 

Germany, Central and North Baden: PFAS in paper sludge & agriculture

7 Aug 2019

Information on PFAS contamination of agricultural land and drinking water resources in Germany by paper sludge application.

Michigan: PFAS & biosolids

5 Aug 2019

Information on the first case of PFAS biosolids contamination in Michigan and their Industrial Pretreatment Program's guidance.

Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Firefighters from Hazardous PFAS Chemicals

1 Aug 2019

U.S. Senators GaryPeters (D-MI), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today introduced bipartisan legislation to help protect the health and safety of firefighters and emergency responders who are frequently exposed to harmful per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in firefighting foams as they work to keep communities safe.

Is the burst of the AFFF bubble a precursor to long term environmental liabilities?

29 Jul 2019

A comprehensive analysis of why airports should make a switch to fluorine free foam. It provides an encouragingly long list of airports throughout the world, which have already made this switch.

N.H. approves unprecedented limits for PFAS chemicals in drinking water

19 Jul 2019

New Hampshire adopted the country’s most sweeping limits for PFAS chemical contamination in drinking water. It makes New Hampshire the first state to require local water systems, landfills and wastewater plants to routinely test and treat for four chemicals classified as PFAS.

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