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.
According to the 2021 rating report card of retailers, a dozen major companies earned an “F” for failing to publicly address the growing problem of toxic chemicals that may be in the products they sell to consumers.
Researchers have just released a report revealing that between 2016 and 2020, the U.S. military oversaw the “clandestine burning” of more than 20 million pounds of toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” in low-income communities around the country.
The ‘Forever-and-Everywhere’ toxic chemical family PFAS has been outed again–and this time scientists are saying the problem is of “epic proportions”: New testing from an environmental watchdog group shows PFAS are also present in multiple pesticides.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally acknowledged that it is important to raise public awareness about toxic PFAS chemicals (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in personal care products and cosmetics.
Using a new method of chemical forensics (think: CSI) to quantify and identify toxic PFAS chemical compounds, researchers have discovered large quantities of previously undetectable PFAS compounds in six watersheds on Cape Cod.
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (ET&C) has published a special issue dedicated to PFAS with 32 articles, providing a valuable summarization of risk assessment approaches for PFAS.
Uncovering where (and how much) of the environmental contaminant PFAS chemical is in products, food, soil, water and human bodies just became near impossible for research scientists.
McDonald’s, has promised to remove toxic PFAS forever chemicals from food packaging by 2025.