CLF, PEER Call for Immediate Pause on Use of PFAS-Laden Pesticides

Harmful PFAS chemicals present in widely used pesticides MAY 17, 2021 May 17, 2021 (BOSTON, MA) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) are demanding that state leaders throughout New England halt the use of PFAS-contaminated pesticides. With mosquito season approaching, pesticide spraying may be doing more harm than good by […]

Vermont Legislature Passes First-in-Nation Restrictions on Toxic PFAS Chemicals

MAY 11, 2021 Photo Credit: Creative Commons/Jared C. Benedict May 11, 2021 (MONTPELIER, VT) Today, the Vermont Legislature gave final approval to a nation-leading bill that would restrict the sale of consumer products that contain toxic chemicals known as PFAS. The bill now heads to the Governor for his signature. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), Vermont Conservation […]

USEPA Creates PFAS Council

Per- and Poly uoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are synthetic chemicals nicknamed “forever chemicals” because they are persistent and resistant to degradation. They have been used in a wide variety of everyday products and are found in detergents, non-stick pans, stain-resistant and waterproof fabrics, fragrances, drugs, disinfectants, pesticides, and re- ghting foam. PFAS comprise more than 4,700 […]

PFAS in the Environment and Packaging

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 […]

Calif. bill would ban toxic ‘forever chemicals’ from food packaging | Environmental Working Group

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – State legislation that would ban the toxic “forever chemicals” called PFAS from plant-based food packaging passed out of the California Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee on Wednesday. Assembly Bill 1200, by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), would also require manufacturers to label cookware that contains toxic chemicals, and to publish on their websites […]

PFAS: Expected Litigation Trends | Dechert LLP – JDSupra

Key Takeaways The PFAS litigation landscape – already involving PFAS manufacturers and purchasers of PFAS-containing fluoropolymers and firefighting films – is in the process of expanding, which is putting new companies and new industries in the spotlight, a process that may be accelerated by regulatory developments at the federal level. Public and regulatory attention to […]

Bill to Tackle PFAS Contamination in Drinking Water – Consumer Reports

The PFAS Action Act would require the EPA to quickly set new standards for these ‘forever chemicals’ By Ryan Felton April 13, 2021 Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill on Tuesday that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to start regulating PFAS chemicals in drinking water and declare them hazardous substances, steps that […]

Early life exposure to chemical group PFAS increases cardiometabolic risk through adolescence

By KATHLEEN MEININGER SENIOR STAFF WRITER Tuesday, April 6, 2021 USHA BHALLA / HERALD Early exposure to compounds known as Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances — also referred to as PFAS — can lead to cardiometabolic defects later in life, according to a study led by University researchers. The study was one of four nominated as papers of the month by […]

Exposure to PFAS—the “Forever” chemical—During Pregnancy Results an Increase in Heart and Metabolic Problems Among Adolescence – Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog

(Beyond Pesticides, April 15, 2021) Gestational (during pregnancy) and childhood exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) increase cardiometabolic risk, or the risk of heart diseases and metabolic disorders, later in life, according to a Brown University study published in Environment International. Past studies associate exposure to chemical pollutants with increased susceptibility to adverse health effects during critical fetal and […]

Why Is PFAS Called The Forever Chemical

PFAS: The Forever Chemical Source: <> “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 […]