13 Oct 2020
The University of Rhode Island STEEP Superfund Research Center is hosting a conference, “PFAS In Our World: What We Know and What We Can Do,” October 13 and 14, 2020.
17 Sep 2020
When stetting the new, extremely low threshold for PFOS, PFOA, PFNA, and PFHxS, the European Food Safety Authority considered the decreased response of the immune system to vaccination as the most critical human health effect.
8 Sep 2020
A Merrimack County judge has vacated a preliminary injunction previously granted to chemical company giant 3M, which sought to block the implementation of more protective PFAS standards.
26 Aug 2020
After reviewing the current peer-reviewed literature, as well as the available toxicology data for PFAS, the Agency's Review Team determined that at the current time it is not feasible to regulate PFAS as a Class, other than the five compounds presently regulated to the health-based standard.
11 Aug 2020
All per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) should be treated as one class and avoided for nonessential uses, according to a peer-reviewed article published in today's issue of Environmental Science & Technology Letters.
6 Aug 2020
The US EPA is facing backlash over the way it finalized a rule that requires companies to notify the agency 90 days before making or importing products containing certain long-chain PFAS.
4 Aug 2020
The FDA is announcing the voluntary phase-out of a certain type of short-chain PFAS, that contain 6:2 FTOH, which may be found in certain food contact substances used as grease-proofing agents on paper and paperboard food packaging.
28 Jul 2020
In what may be the latest battlefront over potentially toxic PFAS chemicals in the environment, the state Legislature has approved a bill that would ban using the substances in food packaging.
House Democrats add some 'forever chemicals' provisions to defense bill after spiking major amendment
21 Jul 2020
House Democrats added several amendments aiming to regulate a class of cancer-linked chemicals called PFAS to a defense spending bill Monday.
8 Jul 2020
Fire departments would have 48 hours to tell state regulators about the use of a chemical-based firefighting foam type that’s caused drinking water contamination around Michigan under legislation signed into law
[Press Release] Blumenthal, Slotkin, Shaheen & Turner Introduce Bicameral, Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce PFAS Exposure Among Servicemembers & Military Families
7 Jul 2020
U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Jeanne Shaheen and U.S. Representatives Elissa Slotkin and Mike Turner (R-OH) introduced bipartisan legislation to reduce exposure of servicemembers and their families to harmful PFAS chemicals.
30 Jun 2020
The haunting folk song refrain, “When will we ever learn?” could apply well to the reckless manufacture of a class of harmful chemicals called PFAS.
30 Jun 2020
All per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) should be treated as one class and avoided for nonessential uses, according to a peer-reviewed article published today in Environmental Science & Technology Letters.
24 Jun 2020
The regulation of chemicals should protect public health and the environment from undue risk of harm, should promote the development and use of safer alternatives to more hazardous chemicals, and should provide the public with sufficient information to understand how well chemical risks are being managed.
17 Jun 2020
The Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) supported Norway’s proposal to restrict the use of perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid (PFHxS) to prevent it being used as a regrettable substitute for another 'forever chemical' PFOA, which will be banned from July onwards.