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  • [LISTEN] How dangerous are PFAS chemicals and what’s being done to clean them up?


    14 Oct 2019 | Alaska Public Media

    How dangerous are PFAS to human health and what’s being done to clean them up?

  • America’s dairyland may have a PFAS problem


    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.

  • ‘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.

  • Firefighting foam leaves toxic legacy in Californians’ drinking water


    8 Oct 2019 | Los Angeles Times

    California regulators say there is little they can do to speed up the military’s testing or cleanup efforts around its contaminated bases. Because the EPA has delayed setting a standard for cleaning up groundwater contamination, the military has avoided large-scale remediation costs.

  • Rob Bilott Book Launch Meet and Greet


    6 Oct 2019

    The Green Science Policy Institute is hosting a book party to launch Rob Bilott's new book Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer's Twenty-Year Battle against Dupont.

  • Michigan House of Reps passes AFFF bills


    5 Oct 2019 | Alpena News

    A package of three bills that would keep better tabs on the amount of hazardous firefighting foam used in the state was passed in the state House and is headed to the Senate.

  • Judge asks for crash course in the science of PFAS chemicals


    4 Oct 2019 | Bloomberg Environment

    A judge in South Carolina before embarking on a major “forever chemicals” case is asking to arrange a crash course.These types of ‘Science Days’ becoming more frequent in complex liability suits.

  • Testing for PFAS on Cape Cod: STEEP Team visits Barnstable, Yarmouth


    4 Oct 2019

    46 percent of 101 private wells tested in 12 Cape towns contained at least one PFAS chemical. Two or more PFAS chemicals were detected in 28 percent of the wells. Three percent had PFAS levels exceeding a new, stricter groundwater standard of 20 ppt for six emerging chemical. Presentations from STEEP Science Day are available online at

  • 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.

  • 3M suit aims to block tougher PFAS standards for water in NH


    1 Oct 2019 | GateHouse Media

    Chemical company 3M – along with the Plymouth Water & Sewer District, a Center Harbor farmer and a second company – filed a lawsuit against the state Department of Environmental Services seeking to block the implementation of new standards for a series of PFAS chemicals.

  • Michigan steps closer to PFAS standards for drinking water


    28 Sep 2019 | Traverse City Record Eagle

    The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team unanimously voted to draft rules founded on the health-based values recommended by a science advisory work group.

  • Temple researchers will look at link between PFAS and cancer


    27 Sep 2019

    Researchers at Temple University’s College of Public Health have been awarded a grant to look at potential links between PFAS-contaminated drinking water and cancer as part of a national, federally funded health study. The study will involve seven sites across the country, including Bucks and Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania and Gloucester County in New Jersey.

  • Drinking water serving 7.5 million Californians contaminated with ‘forever chemicals,’ new report says


    27 Sep 2019 | CNN Wire

    According to the EWG review of water samples taken between 2013 and 2019, water sources for 74 community water systems -- serving 7.5 million people in California -- have been contaminated with PFAS.