California sues manufacturers like 3M and DuPont over toxic ‘forever chemicals’

– On November 10, California Attorney General Rob Bonta filed a lawsuit against chemical companies like 3M and DuPont for endangering public health, and harming and destroying the state’s natural resources with the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS. In the lawsuit, Bonta alleges manufacturers knew PFAS were toxic yet continued to produce them while […]

REI PFAS Consumer Fraud Lawsuit Continues Trend of Similar Lawsuits

Article By: John Gardella On October 28, 2022, a PFAS consumer fraud class action lawsuit was filed in Washington against REI over alleged PFAS content in various articles of waterproof clothing sold by the company. The REI PFAS consumer fraud lawsuit is but the latest in a growing line of PFAS lawsuits that allege that […]

California Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta sues makers of cancer-causing ‘forever chemicals’

The state of California on Thursday sued the manufacturers of a class of chemicals known as “forever chemicals” that are found in a variety of consumer items including food packaging and cookware and are linked to cancer and other illnesses. The chemicals at the heart of the lawsuit are perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly referred […]

PFAS and food packaging: Regulatory changes create ripple effects for PFAs-related litigation

By Abby Meyer, Jeffrey Parker and Khirin Bunker of Sheppard Mullin; and David Liu, PhD, Gavin Thompson, PhD and Elizabeth Miesner of Rambol Federal and state agencies are considering restrictions or bans of individual ‘forever chemicals’ PFAS (Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl compounds) or PFAS as a class, while at least 24 putative class actions targeting packaged […]

New Evidence Shows Pesticides Contain PFAS

The EPA knows that plastic containers are leaching toxic ‘forever chemicals’ into pesticides. But PFAS are also ending up in pesticides from other sources—in much higher quantities. BY LISA HELD NOVEMBER 7, 2022 Once a year, researchers, agrichemical company representatives, and government officials get together at a conference dedicated to what they call pesticide stewardship. […]

California Governor Newson Signs Law Banning PFAS In Cosmetics

The bill—AB 2771, which was signed by Gov Newsom on Sept. 29, 2022—prohibits, beginning January 1, 2025, a person or entity from manufacturing, selling, delivering, holding, or offering for sale in commerce any cosmetic product that contains intentionally added perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances PFAS, as defined. “Toxic PFAS have no place in our consumer products,” said […]

EPA confirms fluorinated containers leach PFAS

High-density polyethlyene containers treated with fluorinated compounds can leach PFAS into pesticides and other liquid products, a study by the US Environmental Protection Agency suggests. by Britt E. Erickson September 8, 2022 Plastic containers made of fluorinated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) are likely to leach per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) into pesticides and other liquid products […]

EPA Proposes to Stop Authorized Use of Certain PFAS in Pesticide Products

September 1, 2022 Contact Information EPA Press Office (press@epa.gov) WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to remove 12 chemicals identified as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from the current list of inert ingredients approved for use in pesticide products to better protect human health and the environment. “Exposure to PFAS is an urgent public […]

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Pesticide and Other Packaging

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) extensive efforts to address PFAS, the Agency is making new information available about EPA testing showing PFAS contamination from certain fluorinated containers. Read EPA’s 2021 press statement. While the Agency continues to investigate and assess potential impacts on health or the environment, the affected pesticide manufacturer has […]

PFAS in the Environment and Packaging

Per- and Polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are represented by over forty-one (41) individual compounds, around thirty (30) of which are under study by the US Environmental Agency (US EPA), various state EPA or Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) organizations, private industry, and universities (U Florida, Harvard1 and others).  This family of chemicals has been studied […]