4 Aug 2022
In June, Colorado became the first state to ban the use of PFAS during oil and gas extraction — and now, in light of recent research finding the potential for widespread contamination, some are calling for a similar ban in Pennsylvania.
1 Aug 2022
This legislation would enable the U.S. EPA to accurately identify and track more of the large class of toxic substances commonly known as PFAS.
1 Aug 2022
On June 27, 2022, Rhode Island passed two new laws into effect that regulate six types of PFAS in food packaging, drinking water, ground water, surface waters, and landfills.
28 Jul 2022
On Thursday, the prestigious National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine strode into the fray with a 300-plus-page report providing detailed advice for clinicians on how to test, diagnose and treat the millions of Americans who may have been exposed to PFAS.
22 Jul 2022
Rulings in three lawsuits that challenge the EPA’s use of its burgeoning authority to order chemical manufacturers to generate information on their products are poised to offer insights into the agency’s implementation of power that it’s only begun to use the last few years, attorneys say.
14 Jul 2022
As part of a challenge to a recent US Environmental Protection Agency health advisory for drinking water, Chemours is using a novel argument linked to a recent Supreme Court ruling.
Request for Information; Identifying Critical Data Gaps and Needs To Inform Federal Strategic Plan for PFAS Research and Development
13 Jul 2022
The Office of Science and Technology Policy requests input from all interested parties to identify data gaps in research and development regarding several aspects of PFAS.
8 Jul 2022
On Tuesday, Rhode Island Governor Daniel McKee signed into law a policy that bans toxic chemicals known as PFAS in all types of food packaging by 2024.
6 Jul 2022
A Guardian analysis of water samples from around the United States shows that the type of water testing relied on by the US EPA is so limited in scope that it is probably missing significant levels of PFAS pollutants.
1 Jul 2022
The US EPA’s approach to this category of chemicals is narrower than an international one.
23 Jun 2022
“These provisions represent significant steps toward addressing PFAS contamination at DOD facilities and exposure to military communities and families,” said Jay Lucey, EWG legislative director.
22 Jun 2022
Philippe Grandjean, a leading PFAS health expert, discusses the new EPA PFAS federal guidelines and concludes that a strategy is needed that protects us against the whole family of PFAS.
22 Jun 2022
On Tuesday, a key House subcommittee approved $126 million in the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget for fiscal year 2023 to address the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.
15 Jun 2022
The health advisory levels for PFOA and PFOS were greatly decreased, indicating that negative health effects may occur with concentrations of PFOA or PFOS in water that are near zero.
EPA Announces New Drinking Water Health Advisories for PFAS Chemicals, $1 Billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding to Strengthen Health Protections
15 Jun 2022
EPA also announced that it is inviting states and territories to apply for $1 billion – the first of $5 billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law grant funding – to address PFAS and other emerging contaminants in drinking water, specifically in small or disadvantaged communities.