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  • Movie Review: In "Dark Waters,” Experience the Emotional Toll of an Attorney Fighting for Truth

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    3 Feb 2020 | Ohio State Bar Assocation

    The science is certain on the dangers of PFOA, as revealed by Bilott’s work — and we’re just starting to recognize the risks of a thousand similar chemicals.

  • As more PFAS contamination is found, federal action becomes more urgent

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    15 Jan 2020 | BDN

    As we’ve learned from the containment and removal of other hazardous substances, costs only grow as action is delayed.

  • PFAS chemicals showing up in public water supplies in Maine, according to CDC

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    30 Oct 2019 | News Center Maine

    The samples were taken mostly at schools, water treatment plants and mobile home parks. More than a dozen local water districts declined to let their water be tested.

  • America’s dairyland may Have a PFAS problem

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    11 Oct 2019 | NRDC

    The toxic chemicals have been showing up in milk around the country. Anna Reade, an NRDC staff scientist specializing in toxic chemicals, suggests that state agencies test sludge before it’s spread on fields and milk before it goes to market. Then officials could see where the highest PFAS concentrations are coming from.

  • Concerns rise over tainted sewage sludge spread on croplands

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    12 Sep 2019 | Associated Press

    Several states are examining sewage sludge for PFAS contamination and assessing potential dangers. Maine has enacted a nonbinding advisory level for PFAS in sludge and New Hampshire is working with the U.S. Geological Survey on a soil study whose results will help them set a standard. Maine also found most biosolids from more than 30 wastewater treatment plants were above the state's advisory level while neighboring New Hampshire detected PFAS in tests of sludge from two dozen permit holders. Neither state found traceable levels of PFAS in the milk tested. Based on sludge tests at 41 plants, Michigan ordered several to stop distributing it to farms.

  • Maine dairy farmer’s blood tests high for ‘forever chemicals’ from toxic sludge

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    16 Aug 2019 | York County Coast Star

    Blood tests performed on Arundel dairy farmer Fred Stone show levels of the “forever chemicals” 20 times the national average more than two years after he and his wife stopped drinking the milk and water on the farm.

  • New Mexico Governor says EPA abandoned state in fight against toxic 'forever chemicals'

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    7 Aug 2019 | The Hill

    New Mexico sued the Air Force for PFAS contamination in March, and Lujan Grisham’s letter criticizes EPA for reneging on a promise from Wheeler to help the state “with legal and technical assistance in a confidential manner.” “Providing fact sheets and offering webinars are not meaningful,” she wrote.

  • Issues of the Environment: Water is not only source of PFAS, many foods also harbor chemicals

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    31 Jul 2019 | WEMU

    David Fair, ‘Issues of the Environment,’ WEMU, discusses with Dr. John Meeker, professor of environmental health sciences at the U-M’s School of Public Health, the recent study, which determined that certain foods contain PFAS.

  • Michigan is tiptoeing around PFAS in dairy agriculture

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    30 Jul 2019 | MLive

    Michigan punted on testing an Allegan County dairy farm because it worried about killing the farmer’s business.

  • How toxic ‘forever chemicals’ made their way into your food

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    14 Jul 2019 | The Hill

    While the use of clean human or animal waste for fertilizing fields is logical and ecologically sensible, spreading sludge known to be contaminated with chemicals that don’t break down and are absorbed by plants and farm animals is not.

  • Farmers losing everything after ‘Forever Chemicals’ turned up in their food

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    2 Jul 2019 | BuzzFeed News

    ’Forever chemicals’ linked to cancer are turning up in farm produce across the country, leading farms to lay off workers, incinerate cranberry harvests, kill cows, and dump thousands of gallons of dairy milk. Such long-lived "fluorinated" compounds have been measured in the drinking water in over 600 locations in 43 states, near factories or military bases that use them in firefighting foams…

  • FDA Tests Confirm Suspicions about PFAS Chemicals in Food

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    17 Jun 2019 | EWG News and Analysis

    A recent investigation by the Food and Drug Administration found toxic per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in food, including meat, seafood and dairy products; sweet potatoes; pineapples; leafy greens, and chocolate cake with icing. FDA has yet to make the results of its tests public. But…

  • FDA confirms PFAS chemicals are in the US food supply

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    7 Jun 2019 | CNN

    The US Food and Drug Administration confirmed that PFAS chemicals have made their way into the US food supply... the FDA publicly acknowledged the initial findings of the agency’s investigation into how the ‘forever chemicals’ have been detected in the foods we eat. PFAS is a family of nearly 5,000 synthetic chemicals that are extremely persistent in the environment and in our bodies.