Why Is PFAS Called The Forever Chemical

PFAS: The Forever Chemical Source: https://youtu.be/oaxsaY9lIWE <https://youtu.be/oaxsaY9lIWE> “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 […]

Cancer Warnings Should Be Added To PFOA Products In California, Health Agency Says

March 25, 2021 Written by: Irvin Jackson California health officials indicate they intend to add perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) to a list of restricted chemicals in the state, requiring extensive label warnings to alert consumers about the potential health risks associated with exposure. PFOA is no longer made in the U.S., and are part of a […]

‘Forever Chemicals’ Found in Bayer-Produced Mosquito Killer

PFOA, GenX discovered in insecticide. Findings could spur more litigation. BY PAT RIZZUTO <mailto:prizzuto@bloombergindustry.com> March 25, 2021 The EPA confirmed Thursday that it’s investigating new data showing a mosquito-killer made by Bayer CropScience LP had high concentrations of two well-known “forever chemicals” that have been linked to health problems. The Environmental Protection Agency’s probe is […]

The Last Straw: Characterization of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Commercially Available Plant-Based Drinking Straws

Image Source: https://ars.els-cdn.com/content/image/1-s2.0-S0045653521007074-ga1_lrg.jpg Alina Timshina1#, Juan J. Aristizabal-Henao1#, Bianca F. Da Silva1, John A. Bowden Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology, Department of Physiological Sciences, University of Florida Paper and other plant-based drinking straws are replacing plastic straws in commercial settings in response to trending plastic straw bans and the larger global movement for reducing […]

EPA’s Analytical Chemistry Branch PFAS Testing

The EPA’s Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at Fort Meade has tested a limited number of fluorinated and non-fluorinated HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene) containers for the presence of PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances). According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, this effort is in support of the Agency’s investigation on the source(s) of PFAS found in a […]