Pesticides Are Spreading Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals,’ Scientists Warn

Common chemicals sprayed on many crops each year are cloaked in bureaucratic uncertainties  By Meg Wilcox on June 15, 2022 Scientists have been raising growing concerns for decades over the use of toxic “forever chemicals,” so called because their strong molecular bonds can take hundreds of years to completely break down in the environment. Widely […]

National Academy of Science PFAS Report Release This Week

Article By John Gardella National Law Review On July 21, 2022, the National Academy of Science (NAS) held a public meeting regarding progress made on its PFAS report for recommendations to clinicians and physicians for PFAS testing. The National Academy of Science PFAS report that is to accompany the NAS findings is set to be […]

Exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in a multiethnic cohort

23 June 2022 Goodrich JA, Walker D, Lin X, Wang H, Lim T, McConnell R, Conti DV, Chatzi L, Setiawan VW, Source: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhepr.2022.100550 Abstract:  Exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a class of persistent organic pollutants, is ubiquitous. Animal studies suggest that PFAS may increase risk of fatty liver and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) via […]

PFAS CERCLA Designation Hits A Hurdle…For Now

Article By John Gardella National Law Review Tuesday, August 23, 2022 Just a week ago, we reported that a significant step forward was taken in the effort to designate certain PFAS as “hazardous substances” under CERCLA when the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the EPA’s plan to designate PFOA and PFOA […]

EPA Holds Webinar on PFAS Strategic Roadmap: Research Tools and Resources

August 22, 2022 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a webinar on August 17, 2022, on the “EPA PFAS Strategic Roadmap: Research Tools and Resources.” The webinar provided a brief overview of EPA’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap and ongoing efforts by EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) to address key […]