Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Banning Incineration of Firefighting Foam Containing PFAs in Certain New York Cities
24 Nov 2020
Governor Cuomo today signed legislation banning the incineration of AFFF containing PFAS, the emerging contaminants known as PFAS, in certain cities.
11 Nov 2020
Michael McCabe, a former EPA official and aide to Joe Biden, led DuPont’s defense of PFOA avoiding regulation that would have cost DuPont dearly.
10 Nov 2020
Biden will tackle PFAS pollution by designating PFAS as a hazardous substance, setting enforceable limits for PFAS in the Safe Drinking Water Act, prioritizing substitutes through procurement, and accelerating toxicity studies and research on PFAS.
Attorney General, DEP Commissioner Announce Two New Natural Resource Damage Lawsuits over Contamination of Riverfront Sites
10 Nov 2020
AG Gurbir S. Grewal and DEP Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe today announced the filing of two lawsuits to compel the clean-up of contamination and recover Natural Resource Damages.
Producing Ignorance Through Regulatory Structure: The Case of Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
3 Nov 2020
A review of the current American regulatory system using PFAS to highlight how chemical manufacturers control knowledge production and dissemination among other problems.
3 Nov 2020
The fish tissue maximum concertation is 0.37 ng/g and the maximum water concertation is 0.05 ng/L.
24 Oct 2020
The Washington state Department of Ecology is seeking public comment on its plan to address a class of highly persistent chemicals that don’t break down in the environment.
16 Oct 2020
The European commission adopted the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability on 14 October. This ambitious programme has been touted as the biggest reform of chemical regulations since Reach (registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals).
14 Oct 2020
Interested parties can submit and discuss PFHxA toxicity studies that are relevant to human health.
13 Oct 2020
The University of Rhode Island STEEP Superfund Research Center is hosting a conference, “PFAS In Our World: What We Know and What We Can Do,” October 13 and 14, 2020.
6 Oct 2020
California is halting the sale, manufacture, and use of firefighting foam that contains PFAS as of 2022.
5 Oct 2020
Congressional leaders should advance legislation that would force the U.S. Department of Defense to comply with state laws regulating toxic “forever chemicals,” urged attorneys general in Michigan and 17 other states.
24 Sep 2020
The MCL of 20 ppt is for the sum of six PFAS: PFOS, PFOA, PFHxS, PFNA, PFHpA, PFDA.
17 Sep 2020
When stetting the new, extremely low threshold for PFOS, PFOA, PFNA, and PFHxS, the European Food Safety Authority considered the decreased response of the immune system to vaccination as the most critical human health effect.
8 Sep 2020
A Merrimack County judge has vacated a preliminary injunction previously granted to chemical company giant 3M, which sought to block the implementation of more protective PFAS standards.