Makers of PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ Covered up the Dangers

5 Jun 2023

The chemical industry took a page out of the tobacco playbook when they discovered and suppressed their knowledge of health harms caused by exposure to PFAS, according to an analysis of previously secret industry documents by UC San Francisco researchers.

'This Is the First Step': Minnesota Passes Most Comprehensive PFAS Ban in the Nation

26 May 2023

The ban forms part of H.F. 2310—an omnibus environment bill—and is one of the many new policies to come out of what progressives say is a "transformational" legislative session for the state.

Rep. Slotkin unveils 5 bills to protect military members, communities from PFAS

26 May 2023

A package of bills have been unveiled by Michigan U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin Thursday to address PFAS exposure among service members and contamination on military installations in surrounding communities.

Minnesota Legislature passes environment and energy package that includes ban on "forever chemicals" PFAS

18 May 2023

Both chambers of the state legislature on Thursday approved a ban on so-called "forever chemicals" PFAS in consumer products, sending the bill to Gov. Tim Walz's desk for signature. 

Republicans approve historic $125 million investment in 'forever chemical' clean up in state budget

18 May 2023

The 11 Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee voted late Thursday to put the money into a "PFAS trust fund."

Australian government reaches $132.7m class action settlement with landowners over PFAS contamination

14 May 2023

Class action suit alleged commonwealth did not adequately prevent toxic chemicals from firefighting foam contaminating soil and groundwater.

The universal PFAS restriction

8 May 2023

The European Environmental Bureau try to shed light on the 2000-page document by providing a rough structure to guide the reader.

EPA Announces Policy of Enforcement Discretion in PFAS Regulation

4 May 2023

The US EPA released its PFAS Strategic Roadmap, the stated goal of which was to, “hold polluters accountable.”

Actions Needed to Improve DOD's Ability to Prevent the Procurement of Items Containing PFAS

26 Apr 2023

To avoid health hazards, Congress directed DOD to stop buying some products—like carpets or cookware—that contain PFAS. DOD also doesn't have a plan for preventing military base stores from selling these items.

Environmental Protection Agency ordering Chemours to address PFAS pollution

26 Apr 2023

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it’s taking action to address PFAS discharges from the Washington Works facility operated by Chemours.

Minnesota House passes environmental omnibus bill, including legislation banning PFAS

18 Apr 2023

The Minnesota House on Monday night passed the state's largest-ever investment in natural resources and the environment, including legislation that prohibits dangerous "forever chemicals."

EPA Takes Important Step to Advance PFAS Strategic Roadmap, Requests Public Input and Data to Inform Potential Future Regulations under CERCLA

13 Apr 2023

U.S. EPA is issuing an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking asking the public for input regarding potential future hazardous substance designations of PFAS under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, also known as “Superfund.” 

[Opinion] Eliminate useless uses of forever chemicals

10 Apr 2023

However, we heard from furniture textile manufacturers that the stain repellent finishes on their products don’t perform as promised.

[Blog] Washington’s Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act passes in the State Senate

8 Apr 2023

If signed, first-ever bill will be the strongest state law in the country regulating toxic chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products.

PFAS Fluorinated Container Citizens’ Suit Dismissed Without Prejudice

7 Apr 2023

A federal judge in the District of Columbia has dismissed a citizen suit to restrain production of unsafe PFAS in violation of federal law by a Texas company “fluorinating” millions of plastic containers widely used by the public.

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