EPA proposes first limits to PFAS in wastewater

14 Sep 2021

The EPA on Wednesday announced plans for regulation that would for the first time set limits on levels of PFAS, that certain manufacturers and users of the chemical compound discharge in wastewater.

[Blog] Guidance on New PFAS Reporting Rule for Manufacturers

8 Sep 2021

In the last 10 years, have you manufactured, processed or imported products containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)? If so, be aware - the EPA may soon require a detailed report.

FDA Releases PFAS Testing Results from First Survey of Nationally Distributed Processed Foods

1 Sep 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released the first survey of PFAS in nationally distributed processed foods, including several processed baby foods.

2nd Stakeholder Consultation on a Restriction for PFAS

25 Aug 2021

The competent authorities for REACH of the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway are currently preparing a REACH Annex XV Restriction Dossier for the group of PFAS since all these substances are considered to be persistent.

Maine PFAS Products Bill Most Far-Reaching To Date

18 Aug 2021

Maine passed what was touted as the most aggressive PFAS bill related to products thus far in the country.

FDA acts on fluorinated plastic packaging. What are next steps?

10 Aug 2021

On August 5, the FDA sent a letter to manufacturers, distributors, and users of fluorinated polyethylene food contact articles reminding them that these articles must be made under specific conditions to comply with existing regulation or otherwise the food contact articles “are not lawful.”

U.S. House Passes PFAS Bill Regulating ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Drinking Water

27 Jul 2021

The U.S. House Wednesday passed bipartisan legislation that would regulate toxic chemicals found in drinking water, as well as designate two types of those toxic chemicals as hazardous substances that would spark federal cleanup standards.

[Report] Reconciling Terminology of the Universe of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: Recommendations and Practical Guidance

20 Jul 2021

This report summarizes recent efforts by the OECD/UNEP Global PFC Group to provide recommendations and practical guidance to all stakeholders with regard to the terminology of PFAS.

[Press release] AWWA sends letter supporting Amendment 18 in the PFAS Action Act

19 Jul 2021

The American Water Works Association today sent a letter urging members of the House Committee on Rules to approve Amendment 18 in H.R. 2467, the PFAS Action Act.

E.P.A. Approved Toxic Chemicals for Fracking a Decade Ago, New Files Show

13 Jul 2021

For much of the past decade, oil companies engaged in drilling and fracking have been allowed to pump into the ground chemicals that, over time, can break down into toxic substances known as PFAS — a class of long-lasting compounds known to pose a threat to people and wildlife — according to internal documents from the EPA.

EPA Identifies Drinking Water Contaminants for Potential Regulation

12 Jul 2021

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Draft Contaminant Candidate List 5 (CCL 5), which provides the latest list of drinking water contaminants that are known or anticipated to occur in public water systems and are not currently subject to EPA drinking water regulations.

[OECD Report] Reconciling Terminology of the Universe of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: Recommendations and Practical Guidance

12 Jul 2021

This report summarizes recent efforts by the OECD/UNEP Global PFC Group in reviewing the universe and terminology of PFAS to provide recommendations and practical guidance to stakeholders including a revised definition of PFAS. 

[Resource] PFAS-REACH Science-based Guidance for Patients and Clinicians to Inform Their Decision Making

9 Jul 2021

These guidance documents are intended for people living and clinicians working in communities with PFAS contaminated water or who have had some other source of substantial exposure to PFAS.

[Presentation] Government Health Communications on PFAS Can and Should be Improved

7 Jul 2021

This presentation suggests how the current US governmental health communication on PFAS is not accurately aligned with the science on the adverse health outcomes associated with PFAS exposure.

Comments on Proposed TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for PFAS Due August 27, 2021

6 Jul 2021

On June 28, 2021, the U.S. EPA proposed reporting and recordkeeping requirements for PFAS under the TSCA.

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