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  • EPA still plans to introduce PFAS limits for drinking water by year-end


    22 Oct 2019 | mlive

    Federal officials said during a visit to Michigan that they are on track to meet a year-end deadline to propose regulatory standards for PFAS in drinking water.

  • Now retired, top U.S. environmental scientist feels free to speak her mind


    17 Oct 2019 | Science Magazine

    PFAS "make dioxin look easy. There are 5000 and the number keeps growing. There are multiple nuclear receptors which can be impacted by PFAS. There are also many other pathways that are affected. Of the thousands of PFAS, really, there’s only a fair amount of data on two of them."

  • EPA touts success in reducing children’s chemical exposures, fails to account for emerging contaminants


    16 Oct 2019 | Bloomberg Environment

    According to Barbara Morrissey, chairwoman of EPA’s Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee, the reductions are “worth celebrating but only part of the picture.” To get a fuller understanding of exposure trends, the EPA’s indicators must be updated with exposure measurements for new chemicals that replaced older ones that were phased out

  • Draft NTP Technical Report on Toxicology and Carcinogenesis Studies of PFOA


    15 Oct 2019

    NTP is holding a peer-review of draft Technical Reports on toxicology and carcinogenesis studies of HMB and PFOA and will hold a webcast on Dec. 12, 2019 at 10 AM Eastern (Registration is required). Written comments are due on Nov. 20, 2019. Oral comment registration deadline is Dec. 3, 2019.

  • For PFAS, hazardous designation is not a ban


    15 Oct 2019 | EWG News

    Designating PFAS as “hazardous substances” is critical to cleaning up legacy contamination [and is different than a ban]. There are currently 761 substances on the CERCLA hazardous substances list. Almost 700 of them have been on the list since the law was passed in 1980. An EWG analysis found that at least 599, or 79 percent of these chemicals are likely still in active use in commerce today. What’s more, 339 of the CERCLA hazardous substances chemicals, or 44 percent, are not only in production, but likely produced at high volumes.

  • ‘Dark Waters’ brings awareness to PFAS water contamination litigation


    15 Oct 2019 | Legal Examiner

    A new movie scheduled to be released in November 2019, follows the story of how the American company DuPont knowingly poisoned 70,000 residents for decades. Currently, lawsuit against DuPont, 3M, and other companies are being filled for their alleged role in other water contamination crisis.

  • ‘Forever chemicals’ are in your popcorn—and your blood


    10 Oct 2019 | Wired

    According to a recently published peer-reviewed study, the more often people eat at home, the lower their level of PFAS chemicals. Also, people who reported eating microwave popcorn had significantly higher levels of four types of PFAS. Additionally, the study linked PFAS levels in blood to a diet high in shellfish, which can accumulate those chemicals from contaminated water.

  • Association between perfluoroalkyl substance concentrations and blood pressure in adolescents


    8 Oct 2019 | Environ Pollut.

    Serum PFOS concentrations predominantly affected blood pressure in male adolescents compared with female adolescents.

  • Toxic PFAS chemicals found in artificial turf


    8 Oct 2019 | The Intercept

    PFAS chemicals have been identified in synthetic turf, according to lab tests performed on several samples of the artificial grass that were shared with The Intercept. The presence of the chemicals, members of a class that has been associated with multiple health problems, including cancer, adds to growing concerns about the grass replacement that covers many thousands of acres in parks, schools, professional sports stadiums, and practice fields around the U.S.

  • Federal judge’s ruling allows class action suit against PFAS makers to proceed


    3 Oct 2019 | EWG Press Release

    This class action includes every U.S. resident with detectable levels of PFAS chemicals in their blood and who have claimed they have been injured as a result of being exposed.

  • Peters' resolution to phase out PFAS in fire fighting foam passes Senate


    25 Sep 2019 | WKZO AM/FM

    The unanimously passed resolution is calling for the final National Defense bill sent to the President to include a provision prohibiting the Department of Defense from using firefighting foams containing PFAS by the end of 2023.

  • NIH: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Director Linda Birnbaum on Her Retirement Reception


    24 Sep 2019

    A capitol hill reception to honor NIH Director Linda Birnbaum Ph.D. on her retirement.

  • Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Firefighters from Occupational Exposure to PFAS through Personal Protective Equipment


    23 Sep 2019

    U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced bipartisan legislation to help address negative health outcomes of first responders through exposure to PFAS from firefighting equipment.

  • Trump threatens to veto first ever Congressional Action on ‘forever chemicals’


    22 Sep 2019 | Truthout

    President Trump has threatened to veto the National Defense Authorization Act if it contains current amendments that would protect soldiers — and surrounding communities — impacted by the U.S. military’s use of PFAS-laden firefighting foam. Congress has until early October to submit an agreed-upon, merged bill to the president.

  • New science on PFAS chemicals should mobilize our senators


    19 Sep 2019 | The Fayetteville Observer

    A peer-reviewed study, published this month in the prestigious Chemical Engineeri Journal, found short-chain PFAS chemicals, like GenX, are more widely detected, more persistent, and more mobile than long-chain PFAS chemicals they were designed to replace--such as PFOA and PFOS... This is profound news considering PFAS chemical makers, like Chemours, continue to claim GenX and other short-chain PFAS are safer replacements.