Health advocates ask the FDA to ban PFAS from food packaging

By Christian Spencer | June 4, 2021 A coalition of almost a dozen organizations wrote a formal petition to the FDA. Health, environmental and consumer activists have collectively demanded the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ban all polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) or “forever chemicals” from food and food packaging. Called forever chemicals because these compounds, often […]

Burger King plans to remove PFAS from food packaging

17 Jun 2021 (Last Updated June 17th, 2021 16:17) Research suggests that certain PFAS can lead to increased cholesterol level, kidney and liver problems among other issues. The parent company of fast-food retailer Burger King has revealed plans to stop using perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in its food packaging. Restaurant Brands International (RBI) CEO […]

Mounting pressure at both federal and state levels to expand PFAS oversight in food packaging

June 17, 2021 Anneke Baran Altieri, Elizabeth Fawell, Xin Tao Hogan Lovells California and Vermont have recently joined a growing list of states that have passed legislation banning the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food packaging. Relatedly, a group of environmental, consumer, and health organizations recently filed a citizen petition with the U.S. Food and […]

Senator Collins, Representative Pingree Urge EPA to Prioritize PFAS Issues in Maine

EPA recently established the Council on PFAS to better understand and reduce potential risks caused by these chemicals In: Press Releases Posted Mon, 05/24/2021 – 10:41 Share: Between 2013-2019, 53 public water systems tested in Maine contained PFAS chemicals Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME) sent a letter […]

What’s the deal with PFAS in Maine?

MAY 29, 2021 / COMMENTS (0) COMMUNITY PUBLIC WATER UTILITIES WATER OPERATIONS The DEP has expanded the investigation into PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) contaminated well water in Fairfield and its neighboring towns. As of May 2021, 63 wells in Fairfield have tested above the U.S. EPA’s safe advisory limit of 70 parts per trillion […]

Toxicological Profile for Perfluoroalkyls

CAS# 335-67-1, 1763-23-1, 355-46-4, 375-95-1 Toxicological Profile Information The ATSDR toxicological profile succinctly characterizes the toxicology and adverse health effects information for the toxic substance described therein. Each peer-reviewed profile identifies and reviews the key literature that describes a substance’s toxicological properties. A useful two page information sheet, the ToxFAQs™, is also available. Toxicological Profile Access […]

Final Minimum Risk Levels for PFAS: What Do They Mean?

Madeline Fleisher Dickinson Wright In May 2021, the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) finalized a report containing toxicological profiles and associated Minimal Risk Levels (MRLs) for several perfluoroalkyls (PFAS), a family of chemicals marked by their persistence in the environment, bioaccumulation in human and animal tissue, and toxicity at extremely low […]