13 Jul 2021
For much of the past decade, oil companies engaged in drilling and fracking have been allowed to pump into the ground chemicals that, over time, can break down into toxic substances known as PFAS — a class of long-lasting compounds known to pose a threat to people and wildlife — according to internal documents from the EPA.
12 Jul 2021
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Draft Contaminant Candidate List 5 (CCL 5), which provides the latest list of drinking water contaminants that are known or anticipated to occur in public water systems and are not currently subject to EPA drinking water regulations.
[OECD Report] Reconciling Terminology of the Universe of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: Recommendations and Practical Guidance
12 Jul 2021
This report summarizes recent efforts by the OECD/UNEP Global PFC Group in reviewing the universe and terminology of PFAS to provide recommendations and practical guidance to stakeholders including a revised definition of PFAS.
[Resource] PFAS-REACH Science-based Guidance for Patients and Clinicians to Inform Their Decision Making
9 Jul 2021
These guidance documents are intended for people living and clinicians working in communities with PFAS contaminated water or who have had some other source of substantial exposure to PFAS.
7 Jul 2021
This presentation suggests how the current US governmental health communication on PFAS is not accurately aligned with the science on the adverse health outcomes associated with PFAS exposure.
6 Jul 2021
On June 28, 2021, the U.S. EPA proposed reporting and recordkeeping requirements for PFAS under the TSCA.
2 Jul 2021
Comments provided through this request for information will inform the development of a National Emerging Contaminant Research Initiative and external grant solicitations. Deadline: August 2, 2021.
29 Jun 2021
Massachusetts and California have pending bills that would impact the use of PFAS in cookware.
23 Jun 2021
As proposed, the Proposed PFAS Rule will require a significant data-gathering effort and expand the number of parties who must report information about PFAS to EPA.
16 Jun 2021
U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the No PFAS in Cosmetics Act, which would ban the inclusion of PFAS chemicals in cosmetics products, such as make-up, moisturizer, and perfume.
9 Jun 2021
The PFAS Free Military Purchasing Act looks to bar the military’s purchase or sale of a broad range of consumer goods containing PFAS.
1 Jun 2021
Eleven US Senators are asking the US FDA to set a federal limit on PFAS allowable in bottled water.
Blumenthal & Shaheen Introduce Legislation to Reduce PFAS Exposure Among Servicemembers & Military Families
25 May 2021
The PFAS Free Military Purchasing Act prohibits the Department of Defense from procuring, purchasing, and selling items that contain PFAS, dangerous and toxic chemicals commonly found in many everyday items like food service ware, carpets and rugs, clothing, and cosmetics.
18 May 2021
A division of the US Department of Health and Human Services has finalized health risk levels for four PFAS.
11 May 2021
On May 5, 2021, Vermont entered the final stages of enacting one of the most aggressive pieces of legislation related to PFAS in the country.