Federal Procurement And PFAS: The Push (and Push Back) For Policy Change

19 Aug 2022

The Biden Administration has prioritized addressing the environmental and health issues posed by the use of PFAS, including use by federal agencies and the military.

Shaheen, Collins & Bipartisan Group of Senators Call on EPA to Ensure Funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Helps Address PFAS Contamination in Private Wells

5 Aug 2022

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Susan Collins led a bipartisan group of Senators calling on the EPA to ensure funding allocated in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to combat PFAS contamination in small and underserved communities is available to address contamination in residential wells.  

How Colorado is preventing PFAS contamination from the oil and gas industry

4 Aug 2022

In June, Colorado became the first state to ban the use of PFAS during oil and gas extraction — and now, in light of recent research finding the potential for widespread contamination, some are calling for a similar ban in Pennsylvania.

Sarbanes Introduces Legislation to Better Identify and Mitigate PFAS Health Risks

1 Aug 2022

This legislation would enable the U.S. EPA to accurately identify and track more of the large class of toxic substances commonly known as PFAS.

Rhode Island PFAS Regulations Become Law

1 Aug 2022

On June 27, 2022, Rhode Island passed two new laws into effect that regulate six types of PFAS in food packaging, drinking water, ground water, surface waters, and landfills.

Doctors should test levels of PFAS in people at high risk, report says

28 Jul 2022

On Thursday, the prestigious National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine strode into the fray with a 300-plus-page report providing detailed advice for clinicians on how to test, diagnose and treat the millions of Americans who may have been exposed to PFAS.

Three Lawsuits Aim to Shape EPA’s Use of Chemical Test Orders

22 Jul 2022

Rulings in three lawsuits that challenge the EPA’s use of its burgeoning authority to order chemical manufacturers to generate information on their products are poised to offer insights into the agency’s implementation of power that it’s only begun to use the last few years, attorneys say.

Request for information by FDA on fluorinated polyethylene containers

20 Jul 2022

FDA is seeking scientific data and information on current food contact uses of fluorinated polyethylene, consumer dietary exposure that may result from those uses, and safety of certain PFAS that may migrate from fluorinated polyethylene food containers.

Chemours challenges US EPA drinking water advisory for PFAS

14 Jul 2022

As part of a challenge to a recent US Environmental Protection Agency health advisory for drinking water, Chemours is using a novel argument linked to a recent Supreme Court ruling.

Request for Information: Identifying critical data gaps and needs to inform federal strategic plan for PFAS Research and Development

13 Jul 2022

The Office of Science and Technology Policy requests input from all interested parties to identify data gaps in research and development regarding several aspects of PFAS.

Rhode Island Governor Signs into Law Notable Ban on Toxic PFAS Chemicals in Food Packaging

8 Jul 2022

On Tuesday, Rhode Island Governor Daniel McKee signed into law a policy that bans toxic chemicals known as PFAS in all types of food packaging by 2024.

Revealed: US water likely contains more ‘forever chemicals’ than EPA tests show

6 Jul 2022

A Guardian analysis of water samples from around the United States shows that the type of water testing relied on by the US EPA is so limited in scope that it is probably missing significant levels of PFAS pollutants.

How to Define PFAS

1 Jul 2022

The US EPA’s approach to this category of chemicals is narrower than an international one.

EWG applauds provisions tackling ‘forever chemicals’ in National Defense Authorization Act

23 Jun 2022

“These provisions represent significant steps toward addressing PFAS contamination at DOD facilities and exposure to military communities and families,” said Jay Lucey, EWG legislative director.

[OPINION] Stricter federal guidelines on 'forever chemicals' in drinking water pose challenges

22 Jun 2022

Philippe Grandjean, a leading PFAS health expert, discusses the new EPA PFAS federal guidelines and concludes that a strategy is needed that protects us against the whole family of PFAS.