FDA Announces the Voluntary Phase-Out by Industry of Certain PFAS Used in Food Packaging

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.

New York Legislature approves bill to ban PFAS in food containers

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.

Whitmer signs bills regulating PFAS foam use at Michigan fire stations

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.

[Press Release] Scientists Urge Business & Government to Treat PFAS Chemicals as a Class

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.

Will Congress finally address toxic 'forever 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.

Filling gaps in science exposes gaps in chemical regulation

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.

ECHA’s committees recommend restricting a subgroup of PFAS

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.

New PFAS chemical contamination discovered in New Jersey

10 Jun 2020

Government scientists suspected that the factory was releasing a dangerous PFAS chemical, and they had good reason to think so.

New Jersey announces stringent MCLs for PFOA and PFOS

2 Jun 2020

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection today officially published its adoption of stringent, health-based drinking water standards for PFOA and PFOS.

Denmark moves forward with ban on PFAS in food contact materials

28 May 2020

Denmark's Minister for Food, Agriculture, and Fisheries confirmed that the country's upcoming ban on PFAS in food contact materials will proceed as scheduled, starting on July 1, 2020.

Vermont Senate passes bill banning PFAS from consumer products

27 May 2020

The Vermont state Senate passed bill S. 295, restricting the manufacture, sale, and distribution of firefighting foam, food packaging, rugs, and carpets containing PFAS.

Five European member states are launching a “call for evidence” for a comprehensive PFAS restriction

11 May 2020

All stakeholders are invited to fill out the questionnaire before July 31, 2020

Lawmakers push for inclusion of 'forever chemical' regulation in future stimulus bill

29 Apr 2020

A group of more than 80 members of Congress is pushing for the inclusion of provisions to regulate a class of cancer-linked chemicals in future stimulus legislation dealing with infrastructure.

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