Calif. bill would ban toxic ‘forever chemicals’ from food packaging | Environmental Working Group

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – State legislation that would ban the toxic “forever chemicals” called PFAS from plant-based food packaging passed out of the California Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee on Wednesday. Assembly Bill 1200, by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), would also require manufacturers to label cookware that contains toxic chemicals, and to publish on their websites […]

PFAS: Expected Litigation Trends | Dechert LLP – JDSupra

Key Takeaways The PFAS litigation landscape – already involving PFAS manufacturers and purchasers of PFAS-containing fluoropolymers and firefighting films – is in the process of expanding, which is putting new companies and new industries in the spotlight, a process that may be accelerated by regulatory developments at the federal level. Public and regulatory attention to […]

Bill to Tackle PFAS Contamination in Drinking Water – Consumer Reports

The PFAS Action Act would require the EPA to quickly set new standards for these ‘forever chemicals’ By Ryan Felton April 13, 2021 Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill on Tuesday that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to start regulating PFAS chemicals in drinking water and declare them hazardous substances, steps that […]

Early life exposure to chemical group PFAS increases cardiometabolic risk through adolescence

By KATHLEEN MEININGER SENIOR STAFF WRITER Tuesday, April 6, 2021 USHA BHALLA / HERALD Early exposure to compounds known as Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances — also referred to as PFAS — can lead to cardiometabolic defects later in life, according to a study led by University researchers. The study was one of four nominated as papers of the month by […]

Exposure to PFAS—the “Forever” chemical—During Pregnancy Results an Increase in Heart and Metabolic Problems Among Adolescence – Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog

(Beyond Pesticides, April 15, 2021) Gestational (during pregnancy) and childhood exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) increase cardiometabolic risk, or the risk of heart diseases and metabolic disorders, later in life, according to a Brown University study published in Environment International. Past studies associate exposure to chemical pollutants with increased susceptibility to adverse health effects during critical fetal and […]

Why Is PFAS Called The Forever Chemical

PFAS: The Forever Chemical Source: <> “PFAS” is short for per- or polyfluoroalkyl substances – a family of chemicals used to make common household products and waterproof clothing. PFAS — per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances — are known as “forever chemicals” because they don’t break down in nature, and they’re found in all kinds of […]

Per and Polyfluoralkyl Substances (PFAS) Found In The Pesticide Permanone 30-30

March 24, 2021 Administrator Michael Regan U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC 20460 We are writing to inform you that tests ordered by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) have found per-and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) in the pesticide Permanone 30-30 used by Maryland and other states in their mosquito control programs. PEER and the Maryland […]

Researchers find harmful ‘forever chemicals’ in pesticide used against mosquitoes in Maryland

By CHRISTINE CONDON BALTIMORE SUN | MAR 25, 2021 Lab tests ordered by environmental groups found harmful chemicals, called PFAS, in a pesticide that Maryland uses for its mosquito control program, the groups said Thursday. PFAS — per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances — are known as “forever chemicals” because they don’t break down in nature, and […]

US EPA to investigate PFAS contamination from fluorinated containers

Discovery in pesticide packaging could mean wider problem, agency action The US EPA has begun an investigation into per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination associated with fluorinated plastic containers, in an expansion of its priority PFAS work that could prompt industry to explore alternatives. The EPA’s research stems from the discovery of eight PFASs leaching […]

Industry Eyeing EPA’s Hustle to Control ‘Forever Chemicals

By Pat Rizzuto March 29, 2021 Agency moving toward finalizing four PFAS rules. Attorneys predict more regulation, lawsuits coming. Industry attorneys say they’re bracing for a wave of corporate liability and litigation as the Biden administration works swiftly to fulfill a campaign promise to control “forever chemicals.” The Environmental Protection Agency this month announced it’s […]