Deer Consumption Advisory

1 Dec 2021

The State of Maine has detected high levels of PFAS in some deer harvested in the greater Fairfield area and is issuing a do not eat advisory for deer harvested in the area.

[Blog] House passes Build Back Better bill to protect firefighters from ‘forever chemicals’

19 Nov 2021

The Build Back Better bill passed by the House of Representatives today includes $95 million for local fire departments to purchase firefighting foam and gear made without the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

US legislation banning ‘forever chemicals’ far from certain as Senate fight looms

19 Nov 2021

Bipartisan legislation introduced this week in Congress would ban PFAS “forever chemicals” in US food packaging and significantly reduce exposure to the highly toxic compounds.

N.H. Senator Maggie Hassan introduces bill to ban PFAS in food wrappers

18 Nov 2021

Hassan’s new legislation would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit food packaging containing “intentionally added PFAS.”

[Blog] Bipartisan bill to ban PFAS chemicals in food containers introduced in Congress today

18 Nov 2021

Today the bipartisan Keep Food Containers Safe from PFAS Act was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and in the House of Representatives by Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) and Don Young (R-Alaska).

No Treats, Too Many Tricks, For PFAS This Halloween

17 Nov 2021

In a major move by California that may be but a harbinger of a dramatic sea change in banning or severely restricting the inclusion of hundreds of chemicals present in every-day consumer goods.

Legislation to Protect Public Health and the Environment from PFAS

16 Nov 2021

Several state attorneys generals write to urge a U.S. Congressional Committee to pass legislation that ensures that PFAS contamination is addressed.

North Carolina AG sues companies over alleged PFAS contamination from firefighting foam

16 Nov 2021

Lawsuits filed by North Carolina's attorney general against 14 manufacturers of a fire suppressant claim the makers caused a public nuisance, created a design defect, failed to warn their customers, and fraudulently transferred corporate assets to shield their profits.

Representatives Ross, Mace Introduce Legislation to Improve EPA’s PFAS Reporting Rule

16 Nov 2021

Representatives Deborah Ross (NC) and Nancy Mace (SC) introduced bipartisan legislation that would amend existing law to ensure that the EPA uses a definition of PFAS that is as broad and protective as others that are already in use.

As the EPA pursues PFAS standards, industry and residents are at odds over state regulation

9 Nov 2021

Wisconsin residents affected by PFAS contamination say the Biden administration’s recently announced strategy to address harmful forever chemicals doesn’t go far enough and highlights the need for state standards.

$10 Billion for PFAS, Other Contaminants in Infrastructure Bill

9 Nov 2021

The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill awaiting President Joe Biden’s signature includes $10 billion to help water utilities address emerging contaminants including “forever chemicals” or PFAS.

Michigan to stop buying most products made with PFAS chemicals

2 Nov 2021

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget must “incentivize suppliers to offer products that do not contain intentionally added PFAS by seeking to purchase such products where possible."

EPA Seeks Input on Proposed PFAS National Primary Drinking Water Regulation

27 Oct 2021

The U.S. EPA is inviting key stakeholders for a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel that will focus on the agency’s effort to develop a National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for certain PFAS.

Newsom signs laws banning 'forever chemicals' in children's products, food packaging

12 Oct 2021

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two laws on Tuesday banning the use of toxic “forever chemicals” in children’s products and disposable food packaging.

EPA proposal could put PFAS on contaminant list, UW experts support decision

12 Oct 2021

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul supported the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to include per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in the Contaminant Candidate List 5.