[Public comment] Systematic review protocol for the PFBA, PFHxA, PFHxS, PFNA, and PFDA IRIS assessments

8 Nov 2019

The U.S. EPA is holding a 45-day public comment period for the systematic review protocol for the PFBA, PFHxA, PFHxS, PFNA, and PFDA IRIS assessments announced in a November 8, 2019, Federal Register Notice.

Congress Quickly Losing Patience With EPA on PFAS

31 Oct 2019

Republicans and Democrats alike on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee said the agency is moving too slowly to set minimum standards for the presence of PFAS in water.

[Proposal solicitation] SERDP and ESTCP grants for PFAS cleanup research

24 Oct 2019

The U.S. Department of Defense's environmental research arm is soliciting proposals for research into thermal destruction and in situ sorption of PFAS.

Victoria, Australia: Interim Position Statement on PFAS

22 Oct 2019

The EPA in Victoria, Australia adopts precautionary interim PFAS management standards while waiting on national regulation.

Draft NTP Technical Report on Toxicology and Carcinogenesis Studies of PFOA

15 Oct 2019

NTP is holding a peer-review of draft Technical Reports on toxicology and carcinogenesis studies of HMB and PFOA and will hold a webcast on Dec. 12, 2019 at 10 AM Eastern (Registration is required). Written comments are due on Nov. 20, 2019. Oral comment registration deadline is Dec. 3, 2019.

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.

New Zealand: Consulting on further restrictions on firefighting foams containing PFAS

21 Sep 2019

New Zealand 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.

New Hampshire bans PFAS in firefighting foam

4 Sep 2019

New Hampshire has banned firefighting foams containing perfluoroalkyl chemicals.

Denmark becomes first country to ban all PFAS from food contact materials

3 Sep 2019

Danish Food Minister Mogens Jensen moves to ban harmful PFAS in food packaging.

Germany, Southeastern Bavaria: PFOA and ADONA releases from 3M/Dyneon fluropolymer plant

29 Aug 2019

Available resources on PFOA and ADONA releases from 3M/Dyneon fluropolymer plant around Gendorf/Altötting, Germany

Wisconsin Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Relating to PFAS

27 Aug 2019

Executive Order #40 directs the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to take significant measures to address PFAS contamination. 

California OEHHA's notification level recommendations for PFOA & PFOS

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. 

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