New PFAS chemical contamination discovered in New Jersey

10 Jun 2020

Government scientists suspected that the factory was releasing a dangerous PFAS chemical, and they had good reason to think so.

New Jersey announces stringent MCLs for PFOA and PFOS

2 Jun 2020

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection today officially published its adoption of stringent, health-based drinking water standards for PFOA and PFOS.

Denmark moves forward with ban on PFAS in food contact materials

28 May 2020

Denmark's Minister for Food, Agriculture, and Fisheries confirmed that the country's upcoming ban on PFAS in food contact materials will proceed as scheduled, starting on July 1, 2020.

Vermont Senate passes bill banning PFAS from consumer products

27 May 2020

The Vermont state Senate passed bill S. 295, restricting the manufacture, sale, and distribution of firefighting foam, food packaging, rugs, and carpets containing PFAS.

Five European member states are launching a “call for evidence” for a comprehensive PFAS restriction

11 May 2020

All stakeholders are invited to fill out the questionnaire before July 31, 2020

Lawmakers push for inclusion of 'forever chemical' regulation in future stimulus bill

29 Apr 2020

A group of more than 80 members of Congress is pushing for the inclusion of provisions to regulate a class of cancer-linked chemicals in future stimulus legislation dealing with infrastructure.

White House moves to weaken EPA rule on toxic compounds

21 Apr 2020

The Trump White House has intervened to weaken one of the few public health protections pursued by its own administration, a rule to limit the use of a toxic industrial compound in consumer products, according to communications between the White House and Environmental Protection Agency.

[Legal Analysis] Emerging Thoughts: A Principled Framework for Regulating GenX as an Emerging Contaminant as an Emerging Contaminant

8 Apr 2020

An analysis written by Miranda Goot looks at regulating GenX as an emerging contaminant by commenting on three potential legal frameworks.

Reps. Kildee, Fitzpatrick Push PFAS Priorities for 2021 National Defense Authorization Act

3 Apr 2020

U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced their priorities for the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, which include requiring the EPA to create drinking water standards and listing PFOA and PFOS under both the Clean Water Act and the CERCLA Act.

A focus on Canadian guidelines and guidance for contaminated sites management

1 Apr 2020

In this report, the Canadian government outlines PFAS-related programs and how they inform the development of additional environmental quality guidelines and advance contaminated site risk management.

[Public Comment] Proposed restriction of PFHxA, its salts and related substances

25 Mar 2020

Germany has submitted a proposal to restrict the manufacture and commerce of PFHxA and is now seeking comments from the public.

Shaheen, Carper & Schumer Introduce Landmark Legislation to Fund PFAS Cleanup

17 Mar 2020

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation with Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to help communities combat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination and exposure in drinking water and groundwater.

DOD releases PFAS task force progress report

13 Mar 2020

Concurrent with the release of the report, the department is releasing a consolidated inventory of 651 DOD and National Guard installations where the department is performing an assessment of PFAS use or potential release.

[Public comment] California DTSC: PFASs in carpets and rugs

28 Feb 2020

California's DTSC is seeking public comment on the regulatory proposal to list carpets and rugs containing PFAS as a priority product. Deadline: Monday, April 13, 2020. Public hearing will be held on April 13 at 9 AM in Sacramento, CA.

[Public comment] Draft scientific opinion on the risks to human health related to the presence of perfluoroalkyl substances in food

24 Feb 2020

The European Food Safety Authority is holding consultation for the proposed PFOA+PFOS+PFHxS+PFNA tolerable weekly intake of 8 ng/kg of body weight per week. Parts of the European population exceed this level with fish, fruit, and eggs being the largest sources of exposure. Comment period ends on April 20, 2020.