How Colorado is preventing PFAS contamination from the oil and gas industry

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.

Sarbanes Introduces Legislation to Better Identify and Mitigate PFAS Health Risks

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.

Rhode Island PFAS Regulations Become Law

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.

Doctors should test levels of PFAS in people at high risk, report says

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.

Three Lawsuits Aim to Shape EPA’s Use of Chemical Test Orders

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.

Chemours challenges US EPA drinking water advisory for PFAS

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.

Rhode Island Governor Signs into Law Notable Ban on Toxic PFAS Chemicals in Food Packaging

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.

Revealed: US water likely contains more ‘forever chemicals’ than EPA tests show

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.

How to Define PFAS

1 Jul 2022

The US EPA’s approach to this category of chemicals is narrower than an international one.

EWG applauds provisions tackling ‘forever chemicals’ in National Defense Authorization Act

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.

[OPINION] Stricter federal guidelines on 'forever chemicals' in drinking water pose challenges

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.

House subcommittee boosts EPA’s budget to tackle toxic 'forever chemicals'

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.

2022 Interim Updated PFOA and PFOS Health Advisories

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.

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