FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Launches Plan to Combat PFAS Pollution

OCTOBER 18, 2021•STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Eight Agencies Announce Steps, including New EPA Roadmap, to Take Comprehensive Approach to Addressing PFAS & Advancing Clean Air, Water, and Food President Biden believes every American deserves to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and eat safe food — free of chemicals and pollutants that harm the health and […]

EPA to regulate certain types of ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water in 2023

BY RACHEL FRAZIN – 10/18/21 10:00 AM EDT The EPA on Monday released its strategy for addressing a type of cancer-linked chemicals called PFAS, including its plans to finish a rule to regulate certain types of PFAS in drinking water in 2023. PFAS stands for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, and these substances are a group of man-made chemicals […]

Biden administration moves to curtail toxic ‘forever chemicals’

“This is a really bold set of actions for a big problem,” EPA Administrator Michael Regan said, even as some advocates remain wary. By Brady Dennis and  Darryl Fears October 18, 2021|Updated October 18, 2021 at 6:14 p.m. EDT The Biden administration moved Monday to regulate a group of long-lasting, human-made chemicals that pose health risks to […]

EPA Announces Updates Effort To Address PFAS in Pesticide Packaging

October 04, 2021 By Lisa M. Campbell and Lisa R. Burchi On September 29, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced developments in its efforts to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment. In particular, EPA provided an update on its progress in testing pesticide products and containers for PFAS. EPA states that as part […]

Waterhouse emphasizes EPA’s PFAS, environmental justice priorities in Senate confirmation hearing

Published Sept. 16, 2021 Dive Brief: Carlton Waterhouse, the nominee for U.S. EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) assistant administrator, said the agency is working “as quickly as we can” to designate certain PFAS chemicals as hazardous substances. He named PFAS management among his top priorities during a Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday. […]

Swedish Chemicals Agency re: regulation of PFAS compounds

NOTE: Swedish Chemicals Agency just released this information re: regulation of PFAS compounds. It is a great summary and if you scroll down to the bottom there is a bombshell announcement that 200 PFAS Compounds will be added to the REACH list effective 2.25.23 and that the EU will be regulating these compounds as a […]

Companies that Manufacture or Distribute Pesticides or Foods in Polyethylene Containers Should Track FDA, EPA, and USDA Activities on PFAS

Article By Nancy B. Beck, Ph.D., DABT, Gregory R. Wall, Matthew Z. LeopoldGregory R. Wall Tuesday, August 10, 2021 In January, EPA obtained data that some mosquito control pesticides contained detectable levels of certain PFAS. In a joint investigation with the State of Massachusetts, EPA found that fluorinated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) containers containing a mosquito […]

Manufacturers, Distributors, and Users of Fluorinated Polyethylene Food Contact Articles

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is directing this letter to manufacturers, distributors, and food manufacturers that use fluorinated polyethylene food contact articles as a reminder that only certain fluorinated polyethylene containers are authorized for food contact use. Specifically, FDA’s regulation authorizing the use of fluorinated polyethylene in contact with food is listed in […]

Burden falls on exposed people’ as EPA weighs PFAS rules

By Ariel Wittenberg, E.A. Crunden | 07/21/2021 12:28 PM EST EPA action to limit PFAS in drinking water is focused on just two compounds, meaning many Americans could continue drinking contaminated tap water for years to come. Claudine Hellmuth/E&E News (illustration); EPA (text); Jenn Durfey/Flickr (faucet); Freepik (man with glass); Wikipedia (GenX chemical formula); PxHere […]