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.
9 Jul 2019
The U.S. House of Representatives takes up work this week on what could become its own version of major PFAS legislation attached to the National Defense Authorization Act.
8 Jul 2019
New York's Health Commissioner has accepted the Drinking Water Quality Council's recommendation to adopt MCLs of 10 ppt for PFOA and 10 ppt for PFOS. These levels are the lowest in the nation. Once adopted, the Environmental Facilities Corporation and the Department of Environmental Conservation will closely coordinate with the Department of Health to help fund and remediate water systems that test above the new maximum contaminant levels.
1 Jul 2019
Germany has submitted its intention to restrict PFHxA and related chemicals under REACH. Chemicals in this group are short-chain PFAS used in many consumer products.
28 Jun 2019
The EU Member State Committee voted to identify HFPO-DA (aka. GenX), as a substance of very high concern due to its probable serious effects on human health and the environment.
27 Jun 2019
Michigan Science Advisory Workgroup's recommended health-based drinking water values for 7 PFAS. This information will be used to develop regulatory drinking water standards for PFAS by April 2020.
27 Jun 2019
New Hampshire announced updated, lower PFAS MCLs.
27 Jun 2019
The Senate passed the 2020 Defense Spending Bill including a bipartisan amendment that would commission the U.S. Geological Survey to track PFAS contamination nationwide and require public utilities to test drinking water for PFAS. The House is expected to vote on this legislation in July.
Wisconsin: Dept. of Health Services recommends 20 ppt groundwater quality standard for PFOA and PFOS
21 Jun 2019
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services issued its recommendations for groundwater quality standards for PFOA and PFOS.
21 Jun 2019
Canadian Aviation Regulations have recently changed to allow airports to use environmentally friendly fluorine-free firefighting foam rather than PFAS.
20 Jun 2019
MassDEP is in the process of establishing a PFAS MCL of 20 ppt (applicable to the SUM of concentrations for PFDA, PFHpA, PFHxS, PFNA, PFOS & PFOA). Written comments are due by COB on July 19, 2019.