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. 

Germany, Central and North Baden: PFAS in paper sludge & agriculture

7 Aug 2019

Information on PFAS contamination of agricultural land and drinking water resources in Germany by paper sludge application.

Michigan: PFAS & biosolids

5 Aug 2019

Information on the first case of PFAS biosolids contamination in Michigan and their Industrial Pretreatment Program's guidance.

Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Firefighters from Hazardous PFAS Chemicals

1 Aug 2019

U.S. Senators GaryPeters (D-MI), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today introduced bipartisan legislation to help protect the health and safety of firefighters and emergency responders who are frequently exposed to harmful per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in firefighting foams as they work to keep communities safe.

Is the burst of the AFFF bubble a precursor to long term environmental liabilities?

29 Jul 2019

A comprehensive analysis of why airports should make a switch to fluorine free foam. It provides an encouragingly long list of airports throughout the world, which have already made this switch.

N.H. approves unprecedented limits for PFAS chemicals in drinking water

19 Jul 2019

New Hampshire adopted the country’s most sweeping limits for PFAS chemical contamination in drinking water. It makes New Hampshire the first state to require local water systems, landfills and wastewater plants to routinely test and treat for four chemicals classified as PFAS.

House gearing up for PFAS in defense bill

9 Jul 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives takes up work this week on what could become its own version of major PFAS legislation attached to the National Defense Authorization Act.

New York: The Nation's Most Protective MCLs for PFOA/PFOS Accepted

8 Jul 2019

New York's Health Commissioner has accepted the Drinking Water Quality Council's recommendation to adopt MCLs of 10 ppt for PFOA and 10 ppt for PFOS. These levels are the lowest in the nation. Once adopted, the Environmental Facilities Corporation and the Department of Environmental Conservation will closely coordinate with the Department of Health to help fund and remediate water systems that test above the new maximum contaminant levels.

Germany: Proposes PFHxA restriction under REACH

1 Jul 2019

Germany has submitted its intention to restrict PFHxA and related chemicals under REACH. Chemicals in this group are short-chain PFAS used in many consumer products.

Europe: GenX declared a Substance of Very High Concern

28 Jun 2019

The EU Member State Committee voted to identify HFPO-DA (aka. GenX), as a substance of very high concern due to its probable serious effects on human health and the environment.

Michigan: Recommended PFAS health-based drinking water values

27 Jun 2019

Michigan Science Advisory Workgroup's recommended health-based drinking water values for 7 PFAS.  This information will be used to develop regulatory drinking water standards for PFAS by April 2020.

New Hampshire: Updated PFAS MCLs

27 Jun 2019

New Hampshire announced updated, lower PFAS MCLs.