[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.

[Presentation] Government Health Communications on PFAS Can and Should be Improved

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.

Comments on Proposed TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for PFAS Due August 27, 2021

6 Jul 2021

On June 28, 2021, the U.S. EPA proposed reporting and recordkeeping requirements for PFAS under the TSCA.

[Request for Information] The National Emerging Contaminant Research Initiative

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.

Massachusetts and California Bills Target PFAS in Cookware

29 Jun 2021

Massachusetts and California have pending bills that would impact the use of PFAS in cookware.

"Where's The PFAS?" EPA Expands Search For PFAS In The Marketplace

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.

Collins, Blumenthal Introduce Bill to Ban PFAS Chemicals in Cosmetics

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.

Legislators reconsider bill to restrict PFAS-containing products within US military

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.

Limit PFAS in bottled water, US senators tell the FDA

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.

New PFAS health risk levels cement gap between US federal agencies

18 May 2021

A division of the US Department of Health and Human Services has finalized health risk levels for four PFAS.

PFAS Legislation In Vermont Some of Most Aggressive In U.S.

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.

US chemical industry spent $61M to fend off PFAS regulations

4 May 2021

Campaign finance records reveal that seven of largest PFAS producers and their industry trade groups spent at least $61 million during 2019 and 2020, the majority of which did not comprise campaign donations but instead funded lobbying efforts aimed at members of Congress and Donald Trump’s administration.

[Sign-on Opportunity] Statement on the Registration of Polymers under REACH

30 Apr 2021

This statement calling for more transparency on polymers marketed in the EU continues to be open for signatures.