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 […]

EPA PFAS Action Sees Much Broader Scope Than In Past

By John Gardella Wednesday, July 14, 2021 The latest EPA PFAS action on Monday, July 13, 2021 shows once again that the agency is seeking to aggressively regulate certain PFAS compounds <www.epa.gov/ccl/contaminant-candidate-list-5-ccl-5> under the Safe Drinking Water Act. However, the EPA’s action on Monday is notable because it is one of the first instances in […]

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 […]

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 […]