EPA Says Inhance Must Change Fluorination Process For HDPE Container

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered Inhance Technologies to stop producing three “forever chemicals” by the end of February 2024. These chemicals are generated during the manufacturing process for fluorinated HDPE. Inhance Technologies, a Houston-based company, has contested the EPA’s decision, which it considers to be a ban on producing containers. The company […]

PFAS-related insurance liability dispute sent back to state court

An Ohio state court must decide whether Admiral Insurance Co. has to provide coverage to a company whose clothing products allegedly caused cancer in firefighters and their spouses, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. Medina, Ohio-based Fire-Dex LLC, which is facing an array of lawsuits over the firefighter clothing it manufactures, asked Admiral to defend […]

FDA, PFAS and Food Packaging

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not the only federal agency that regulates per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). And states aren’t the only ones scrutinizing PFAS in food packaging products. PFAS, which are wholly synthetic compounds of carbon, fluorine and other elements, are manufactured in chains of various lengths. Long-chain PFAS which are generally […]

Early Adopter Manufacturers Select Assent’s PFAS Solution to Solve Urgent Need for Proactive Supply Chain Engagement

Recently published research by Verdantix created a spotlight on the need for product compliance solutions, specifically referencing Assent. The report advised that “Excel and paper-based solutions are inadequate for organizations that need to track PFAS compliance and communicate performance to internal and external stakeholders as their operational complexity scales.” – Verdantix, Strategic Focus: Innovative Solutions […]

In our blood: how the US allowed toxic chemicals to seep into our lives

Experts say that the majority of the 86,000 consumer chemicals registered with the Environmental Protection Agency have never received vigorous toxicity testing. This article is copublished with the Examination, a new non-profit newsroom specializing in global health reporting. Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), found in the body of most Americans, is just one of dozens of chemicals […]