[Press Release] EPA Announces Key Step to Advance Science, Better Protect Communities from PFAS Pollution

25 Oct 2022

In October 2021, the US EPA issued a final human health toxicity assessment for GenX chemicals, a processing aid technology used to make high-performance fluoropolymers without the use of PFOA.

Legal obstacles to toxic chemical research

17 Jan 2022

Amid debate about how policymakers should apply existing scientific findings, these science-hindering features are easy to overlook including insufficient availability of chemical standards, limited public access to information, and excessive fragmentation of information within and among government agencies.

PFAS Update: A Retrospective on Federal PFAS Regulation in 2021

17 Jan 2022

As anticipated, 2021 was an eventful year for the regulation of PFAS at the federal level. BCLP has highlighted the key developments in this document.

Injustice Forever? Toxic PFAS Chemicals Have ‘Made a Mockery of Our Environmental Regulations’

10 Jan 2022

With a lack of regulations addressing toxic “forever chemicals,” students and professors at a Vermont college have taken their research skills into communities to spur action.

Minnesota Department of Health PFHxA health-based guidance for water

4 Jan 2022

Minnesota's Department of Health updated its toxicological profile for PFHxA.

MPCA PFAS monitoring plan

4 Jan 2022

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is accepting input on the draft plan from all interested parties from November 16 to January 21, 2022.

EPA grants petition to order testing on human health hazards of PFAS

3 Jan 2022

As a part of the U.S. EPA’s efforts to address the human health and ecological risks of PFAS, the Agency announced it was granting a petition from six North Carolina public health and environmental justice organizations to compel companies to conduct testing of certain PFAS.

US EPA turns down requests for more PFAS toxicity testing

30 Dec 2021

The US EPA has deferred or turned down advocacy groups’ requests to require Chemours to conduct toxicity tests on dozens of fluorochemicals found in North Carolina drinking water supplies.

New Additions to the Proposition 65 List

20 Dec 2021

Over the past week, several new PFAS have been added to California’s Proposition 65 list.

Forever chemicals: FL Senate panel proposes to tackle PFAS contamination

20 Dec 2021

The proposed committee bill would create a 16-member task force by next fall to determine how to identify and clean up contamination with PFAS, used for decades in a variety of consumer products such as food packaging and cookware.

[Press Release] Rep. Sherrill Holds Science, Space, and Technology Committee Hearing on PFAS Research and Development

13 Dec 2021

Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) held a hearing on PFAS to discuss the role of federal research and development to better understand and address the growing problem and expand public understanding about PFAS in NJ-11 and across the country.

Biden ‘Forever Chemicals’ Ban Targets Cookware, Carpet, Couches

13 Dec 2021

The White House’s ban on federal purchasing of PFAS-containing products will focus on cookware, carpets and couches, according to the Office of Management and Budget’s memo implementing President Biden’s sustainability executive order.

Officials Describe DOD's Efforts to Mitigate Impacts of PFAS Chemicals

13 Dec 2021

The department has invested significant effort into understanding and addressing the challenges posed by PFAS, said Kidd. To date, the DOD has invested more than $1.5 billion in PFAS related research and cleanup activities. 

PFAS Standards In Pennsylvania Now Set

6 Dec 2021

The standards aim to be guidelines by which site remediators can gauge PFAS removal steps in instances of soil pollution.

PFAS Ban For Food Packaging Proposed

6 Dec 2021

The bill, while incredibly brief, would accelerate efforts already underway by the food packaging industry to develop feasible substitutes for PFAS in its products.

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