The state of California has sued Big Chemical companies that marketed products containing PFAS for decades despite knowing they cause cancer, developmental defects and other health problems.
Scientists have found there are over 50,000 PFAS-contaminated sites throughout the United States. See the map.
Two of the twelve thousand PFAS “forever chemicals”* will now be listed as “hazardous substances” under the U.S. Superfund law per the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued nationwide health advisories for four toxic PFAS chemicals commonly found in drinking water.
According to new scientific study results, changes in the human sex ratio at birth—defined as the percentage of newborns that are boys—are associated with the presence of toxic levels of air and water pollutants.
A new study sponsored by Consumer Reports and conducted by Johns Hopkins University researchers found PFAS chemicals in 39 out of more than 100 bottled waters tested.
PFAS chemicals have among the strongest bonds in chemistry and at the present time there is no ‘death’ of these chemicals, meaning they do not break down over time, but appear they will live on “forever”. PFAS chemicals are not regulated by the U.S. government so it is up to individual states to determine and regulate PFAS chemicals to protect their residents. Many states are not addressing the PFAS problem, but some are. Here are some state laws being proposed or enacted to help protect state residents by at least minimizing exposure to the dangers of PFAS.
Early exposure to toxic PFAS chemicals, including PFOA found in nonstick cookware and thousands of other consumer products, can lead to cardiometabolic defects later in life.
Bill S.20 would restrict PFAS — perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl — in consumer products sold in Vermont. It also includes restrictions on phthalates and bisphenols.
The results of a nine-month investigation reveal that millions of people in the U.S. continue to face serious water quality problems because of contamination, deteriorating infrastructure, and inadequate treatment at water plants. Included in that contamination were what has been called “alarming levels” of toxic PFAS “forever chemicals”, lead and arsenic.