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  • E.P.A. proposes weaker standards on chemicals contaminating drinking water

    News

    29 Apr 2019 | The New York Times

    After pressure from the Defense Department, the Environmental Protection Agency significantly weakened a proposed standard for cleaning up groundwater pollution caused by toxic chemicals that contaminate drinking water consumed by millions of Americans and that have been commonly used at military bases. Standards released by…

  • Five years after discovery, PFAS concerns continue in Bucks and Montgomery Counties

    News

    25 Apr 2019 | Bucks County Courier Times

    Steve Vernik’s home sat empty for months, passed over again and again until he eventually sold it earlier this month, for $25,000 less than he originally sought. There’s little doubt in his mind it’s because of the toxic chemicals that were found in his drinking…

  • Michigan: Health-based PFAS drinking water screening levels for a number of PFAS

    Policy

    22 Apr 2019

    Michigan set new health-based PFAS drinking water screening levels: PFOA & PFNA (9 ng/L, ppt); PFOS (8 ppt); PFHxS (84 ppt); PFBS (1000 ppt). They plan to develop MCLs that consider costs, etc. for these 5 PFAS in the near future.

  • PFOA working group forming in Hoosick area

    News

    22 Apr 2019 | The Bennington Banner

    Read the full article by Jim Therrien “The town of Hoosick and village of Hoosick Falls are forming a working group of residents and business owners to participate in discussions on pending Superfund cleanup work at PFOA-contaminated sites. Hoosick Town Supervisor Mark Surdam and village Mayor Robert Allen outlined the plan in a progress report…

  • PFAS-related suits gain steam as litigants hit Wolverine Worldwide

    News

    22 Apr 2019 | The Detroit News

    Read the full article by Leonard N. Fleming “Some of the nation’s high-profile environmental law firms, along with Michigan-based ones, are waging legal battles related to PFAS contamination in the state after decades of waste dumping by a popular shoe manufacturer that has seeped into private wells. The civil lawsuits over per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, the so-called forever…

  • Perfluorinated alkylated substances serum concentration and breast cancer risk: Evidence from a nested case-control study in the French E3N cohort

    Science

    22 Apr 2019 | Int. J. Cancer

    Exposure to PFAS linked to potential risk factor for breast cancer.

  • Identification of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Cape Fear River by High Resolution Mass Spectrometry and Nontargeted Screening

    Science

    17 Apr 2019 | Environ. Sci. Technol.

    Non-target screening for PFAS in the Cape Fear River of North Carolina found what is thought to represent byproducts of different flurorochemical production lines.

  • Military challenging states on $2 billion chemical liability

    News

    16 Apr 2019 | Bucks County Intelligencer

    The U.S. Department of Defense has quietly begun battling environmental regulators in several states, after the agencies attempted to force the military to clean toxic firefighting chemicals from polluted streams, marshes and aquifers. The efforts mark the opening acts of what could turn into a…

  • Should you be concerned about PFAS chemicals?

    News

    13 Apr 2019 | Consumer Reports

    A group of substances known as PFAS chemicals are behind a variety of everyday conveniences that make our lives a little bit easier. They line pizza boxes and fast-food packaging so grease doesn’t seep through, form the nonstick coating on many pans, make fabrics and carpets stain-resistant, and help outdoor…

  • The hunt is on for GenX chemicals in people

    News

    12 Apr 2019 | Chemical & Engineering News

    On a chilly day in November 2017, Beth Markesino sat in the county health department. She pushed up the sleeve of her sweater and extended her arm. A medical technician drew her blood. During her visit to the facility, Markesino spotted several people she knew and said hi…

  • PFAS found at Gordie Howe International Bridge site in Detroit

    News

    12 Apr 2019 | MLive

    Michigan’s search for PFAS contamination now touches the Gordie Howe International Bridge, where multiple samples over four months on the Detroit side of the project showed the chemicals in both soil and groundwater. Now officials are ensuring that plans for soil movement and stormwater address the presence of the per-…

  • WI groups issue joint statement on PFAS

    News

    12 Apr 2019 | Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger

    Background Information: A statewide coalition of 28 organizations organized by CSWAB issued a joint position statement today supporting regulation of PFAS as a class of compounds. Assessing risks of chemicals having a similar mechanism of toxicity is not unusual and is similar to how…

  • Gas-Phase Detection of Fluorotelomer Alcohols and Other Oxygenated Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances by Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry

    Science

    11 Apr 2019 | Environ Sci Technol Lett

    U.S. EPA researchers developed a new technique that allows for real-time measurement of airborne PFAS.

  • Why is high persistence alone a major cause of concern?

    Science

    11 Apr 2019 | Environ Sci Process Impacts

    Increasing concentrations of PFAS, will result in increasing probabilities of the occurrence of known and unknown effects and that, once adverse effects are identified, it will take decades, centuries or even longer to reverse contamination and therefore effects.

  • CDC maps out chemical health study, excludes cancer

    News

    8 Apr 2019 | Bucks County Courier Times

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced its plans for a highly anticipated health study on PFAS, but the study will not assess whether or not the chemicals can cause cancer, a primary concern of impacted communities, including in Bucks and Montgomery counties. The U.S.…