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  • Military challenging states on $2 billion chemical liability

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    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?

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.…

  • Couple believe son’s death, their health issues result of high PFAS in drinking water

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    2 Apr 2019 | MLive

    After more than a decade of drinking water that recently was determined to have high levels of PFAS and related compounds, Steven and Patsy Lamb believe the ‘forever chemicals’ were behind the untimely death of their son and their own health problems…

  • New Jersey is making companies pay for toxic contamination — Shining a new light on a little-known offender

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    2 Apr 2019 | The Intercept

    New Jersey laid financial responsibility for dealing with PFAS contamination squarely at the feet of the chemical companies responsible for it. The state’s Department of Environmental Protection issued a directive on Monday ordering five companies to pay the costs of dealing with the toxic chemicals that have been associated with numerous health…

  • DuPont and Chemours sued by New Jersey over pollution in Pompton Lakes and other sites

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    2 Apr 2019 | North Jersey Record

    New Jersey sued chemical giant DuPont on Wednesday seeking financial damages for widespread pollution that contaminated air, soil and water at four sites across the state and endangered the health of thousands, including residents of a Pompton Lakes neighborhood who have had to endure cancer-causing…

  • U.S. Congress: H.R. 1863, the "Testing for Impacted Firefighters"

    Policy

    25 Mar 2019

    Rep. Norcross, Donald (D-NJ) introduced a bill that would require the Secretary of Defense to provide blood testing for firefighters of the Department of Defense to determine exposure patterns to PFAS.

  • Linking pollution and infectious disease

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    18 Mar 2019 | Chemical & Engineering News

    Read the full article by Britt E. Erickson “Thousands of seals died along the coasts of the heavily polluted Baltic Sea in the late 1980s. Scientists traced the deaths to a virus similar to the one that causes distemper in dogs. Last year, the same virus struck hundreds of seals in Maine. In both instances,…

  • Pentagon pushes for weaker standards on chemicals contaminating drinking water

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    15 Mar 2019 | New York Times

    Facing billions of dollars in cleanup costs, the Pentagon is pushing the Trump administration to adopt a weaker standard for groundwater pollution caused by chemicals that have commonly been used at military bases and that contaminate drinking water consumed by millions of Americans. The Pentagon’s…

  • Occurrence of perfluorinated compounds in agricultural environment, vegetables, and fruits in regions influenced by a fluorine-chemical industrial park in China

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    15 Mar 2019 | Chemosphere

    The occurrence of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in vegetables and fruits, as well as agricultural environment, was investigated in the downstream regions of Changshu fluorine-chemical industrial park (CFCIP) in China.