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


    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.

  • Spatial and temporal variability of perfluoroalkyl substances in the Laurentian Great Lakes


    30 Oct 2019 | Environ Sci Process Impacts

    Long-chain PFAS found to bioaccumulate in soil and biota than compared to the water column.

  • Mark Ruffalo, Todd Haynes talk ‘Dark Waters’: ‘Our environmental future is at stake’


    29 Oct 2019 | Variety

    “It is the truth,” Bilott said, assessing how accurate he feels the film is. “They did an amazing job condensing [20 years] into two hours. I was a little skeptical at first…about whether I should do something like this, but it was clear that [Mark] was doing it for the right reason: to bring the story out, to do it accurately and [he] wanted to show what really happened.”

  • Chemours calls for focused PFAS research, controls


    24 Oct 2019 | Bloomberg Environment

    Chemours, facing hundreds of millions in liability, believes that the regulatory focus should be on the non-polymer category of PFAS. Efforts also should include a look at side-chain fluorinated polymers because “these compounds do have the potential to degrade under certain conditions to form non-polymer PFAS." Chemours has also committed to making its authentic reference standards publicly available and called upon the rest of the fluoropolymer industry to do the same.

  • More than 2 dozen groups urge Wisconsin lawmakers to act on PFAS contamination


    24 Oct 2019 | Wisconsin State Journal

    The coalition is pushing for adoption of a bill known as the CLEAR Act, which would require the DNR to establish and enforce standards for at least six PFAS. Additionally, the CLEAR Act, would allow the DNR to require anyone who possesses PFAS to prove they have the financial means to clean up any potential contamination. Lawmakers are also considering a Republican-sponsored bill that would limit where firefighters and others could test or train with foam containing PFAS.

  • PFAS exposure may increase risk of breast cancer


    24 Oct 2019 | EWG News

    To reduce the risk of breast cancer and other health impacts from PFAS, Congress should include in the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020 provisions that would quickly phase out the use of PFAS in military firefighting foam, reduce industrial discharges of PFAS, require reporting and monitoring for PFAS in ground and surface water, and jump-start the cleanup process under Superfund.

  • Dr. Phil Brown talks PFAS contamination and ongoing research


    23 Oct 2019 | Northeastern University

    “It’s a big deal,” Brown says. “You put all this together and it’s the biggest chemical contamination issue in many, many years.” The important part, he says, is to regulate these chemicals as a class, rather than individually. Otherwise, each of the roughly 4,700 chemicals would need to be investigated separately, even if they had only minor molecular differences. And since the health effects are long-term problems like cancer, these studies could take decades.

  • 10 toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in Louisville, KY, tap water


    22 Oct 2019 | EWG News

    The highest level of any single PFAS detected in the EWG sample collected in Louisville was 22 ppt of a compound known as GenX. It is a replacement chemical for PFOA, which was used to make Teflon before U.S. manufacturers phased it out of production under pressure from the EPA. The EPA’s research has found that GenX is nearly as toxic as the PFOA it replaced, and DuPont, its original manufacturer, has provided test results to the EPA showing that GenX caused cancer in lab animals.

  • Victoria, Australia: Interim Position Statement on PFAS


    22 Oct 2019

    The EPA in Victoria, Australia adopts precautionary interim PFAS management standards while waiting on national regulation.

  • Temporal Trends (1981-2013) of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and total fluorine in Baltic cod (Gadus morhua)


    22 Oct 2019 | Environ. Toxicol. Chem.

    Decrease body length was associated with PFDoDA and FOSA exposure.

  • Clean drinking water options for Hoosick Falls considered


    21 Oct 2019 | Bennington Banner

    Connecting to the existing Troy system was seen as the most expensive, at $48.5 million; connecting to a new untreated surface water source from the Tomhannock, at $34.4 million; continued filtering of existing village wells plus a remediation system for contaminants at McCaffrey Street, $10.1 million; development of a new village well water sources, at $6.9 million, and continued use of filtering alone at the existing village wells at $6.3 million. Comments on the report will be accepted until Nov. 18.

  • Data derived Extrapolation Factors for developmental toxicity: A preliminary research case study with perfluorooctanoate (PFOA)


    21 Oct 2019 | Regul Toxicol Pharmacol

    PFOA derived data was used the develope a standard for evaluating analytical PFAS results.

  • Uptake of Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances at the Air-Water Interface


    21 Oct 2019 | Environ. Sci. Technol.

    The mobility of PFAS in soil was investigated to aid remediation efforts.

  • Erin Brockovich sounds alarm over PFAS after more Queensland sites revealed


    20 Oct 2019 | ABC News

    More than 60 sites in Queensland are believed to be contaminated by PFAS. A university campus and a residential development are being built on two of the contaminated sites. Erin Brockovich says Australia is behind in dealing with the issue.

  • Here’s what Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s new PFAS water rules mean for Michigan


    16 Oct 2019 | Bridge Michigan

    Michigan has taken a major step toward regulating dangerous PFAS chemicals in drinking water supplies. The final rule could be adopted by April 2020, but it must first clear an administrative review that includes consideration by the Environmental Rules Review Committee, a controversial panel that GOP lawmakers created last year to check the governor’s power.