The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans this week for regulation that would for the first time set limits on levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS*, that certain manufacturers and users of the chemical compound discharge in wastewater.
A new scientific longitudinal study has revealed PFAS “forever chemicals” may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes in Latino adolescent girls.
Some of the military bases the U.S. is leaving behind in Afghanistan are filled with toxic chemicals that can pose serious health and environmental problems, including substances that increase the risk of cancer and other diseases.. What is worse: these toxic sites may never get a full cleanup.
New study results have revealed that we are breathing in concerning levels of toxic outgassed PFAS chemicals inside our homes, schools and workplaces everyday.
On August 26, 2021 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it had found PFAS “forever chemicals” in some processed foods.
A new bill would require the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to study and reassess chemicals used in food.
Results of new FDA tests of nearly 100 foods indicate the vast majority of raw food in the U.S. are free of PFAS contamination.
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.
Today’s program will offer a quick and dirty overview of everything you need to know about PFAS…what it is, why we should care about its potential impact to humans, animals and the general environment, where it is hiding, and how you can help minimize exposure to it.