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.
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.
4 Sep 2019
New Hampshire has banned firefighting foams containing perfluoroalkyl chemicals.
3 Sep 2019
Danish Food Minister Mogens Jensen moves to ban harmful PFAS in food packaging.
29 Aug 2019
Available resources on PFOA and ADONA releases from 3M/Dyneon fluropolymer plant around Gendorf/Altötting, Germany
27 Aug 2019
Executive Order #40 directs the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to take significant measures to address PFAS contamination.
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.
7 Aug 2019
Information on PFAS contamination of agricultural land and drinking water resources in Germany by paper sludge application.
5 Aug 2019
Information on the first case of PFAS biosolids contamination in Michigan and their Industrial Pretreatment Program's guidance.
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.
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.
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.