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Topic: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


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Producers of "forever chemicals" knew they were toxic, say UN experts

  2024-02-28 (or before) in Mother Jones - Smart, fearless journalism

‚ÄúDuPont and Chemours appear to have impermissibly captured” the EPA.

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Health


Fighting Dirty challenge over axing of pledge to test sewage sludge fertiliser for contaminants | Leigh Day

  2024-01-04 (or before) in leighday.co.uk

Fighting Dirty launches legal challenge to the Environment Agency for axing commitment to require agricultural fertiliser sewage sludge to be tested for microplastics and forever chemicals.

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Pollution | PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Activism


The race to destroy the toxic ‘forever chemicals’ polluting our world

  2024-01-04 in The Guardian

As countries work to ban more and more PFAS, focus is shifting to how to remove the ones already out there

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Health


‘Forever chemicals’ found in drinking water sources across England

  2023-11-28 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Experts ‘alarmed’ after potentially toxic chemicals detected in sources at 17 of England’s 18 water firms

  Tagged under: Water Resources | PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


Longtime activist pushed city to fight PFAS

  2023-11-14 (or before) by in Wisconsin State Journal

Maria Powell, a longtime Madison environmentalist who pushed local officials to address PFAS compounds and other industrial contamination, died Saturday of a pancreatic cancer she believed was at least partially

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


Chemical crisis: The unseen toxic threat contaminating wildlife worldwide 

  2023-10-28 in The Hill

PFAS are incredibly persistent, never breaking down in the environment and remaining in the body for years. They’re known for causing significant health problems in humans, and the adverse impacts …

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Wildlife | Health


Can we take the 'forever' out of forever chemicals?

  2023-10-19 in BBC

Nicknamed "forever chemicals", PFAS are ubiquitous. Now, scientists are looking to nature for ways to clean up the PFAS mess.

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


In our blood: how the US allowed toxic chemicals to seep into our lives

  2023-09-13 in The Guardian

Many people don’t know the health risks from chemicals in common household products

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Health | Women and Children


‘Forever Chemicals’ Are Everywhere. What Are They Doing to Us?

  2023-08-16 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Health


Companies to pay billions in "forever chemical" water pollution settlements

  2023-06-02 in Axios

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in tap water near airports

  2023-06-01 (or before) in openDemocracy

Experts say there is no safe level of exposure to the substances, which are prevalent in firefighters’ foam

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


Coverup: Industry hid dangers of ‘forever chemicals’ | Climate & Capitalism

  2023-06-01 in Climate & Capitalism | An ecosocialist journal edited by Ian Angus

Secret documents show 3M and Dupont suppressed knowledge of PFAS toxicity…

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Capitalism


‘Toxic trail of pollution’: states step up to curb the use of ‘forever chemicals’

  2023-05-02 in The Guardian

Partisanship has thwarted Congress’s attempts to limit PFAS, but a patchwork of state laws is pushing for their phase-out

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Legislation | US Politics


Firm releases almost 800kg of ‘forever chemical’ a year into Lancashire river

  2023-04-29 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Environment Agency finds ‘very persistent, mobile and toxic’ PFAS in effluent legally discharged near Wyre estuary

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Rivers


‘Forever chemicals’ linked to infertility in women, study shows

  2023-04-06 in The Guardian

Those with higher levels of PFAS in their blood had 40% lower chance of conceiving within a year of trying

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Health | Women and Children


EPA Proposes First Drinking Water Standards for Toxic PFAS

  2023-03-29 (or before) in Earthjustice: Because the earth needs a good lawyer

EPA's proposal would regulate six widely used chemicals within the class of thousands of PFAS

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


Breaking Down Toxic PFAS

  2023-03-29 (or before) in Earthjustice: Because the earth needs a good lawyer

What PFAS are, why they’re harmful, and what we can do to protect ourselves from them.

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in toilet paper around the world

  2023-03-13 in The Guardian

Research finds waste flushed down toilets and sent to sewage plants probably responsible for significant source of water pollution

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


Plan to incinerate soil from Ohio train derailment is ‘horrifying’, says expert

  2023-03-04 in The Guardian

Soil is being sent to a nearby incinerator with a history of clean air violations, raising fears the chemicals will be redistributed

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Trains


Toxic 'forever chemicals’ about to get their first US limits

  2023-03-02 in Associated Press News

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to propose restrictions on harmful “forever chemicals” in drinking water after finding they are dangerous in amounts so small as to be undetectable. But experts say removing them will cost billions, a burden that will fall hardest on small communities with few resources.

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Health | Water Resources


Revealed: scale of ‘forever chemical’ pollution across UK and Europe

  2023-02-23 in The Guardian

Major mapping project reveals PFAS have been found at high levels at thousands of sites

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


Alarming toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in animals’ blood – study

  2023-02-22 in The Guardian

Analysis says hundreds of animals are contaminated with dangerous compounds linked to cancer and other health problems

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Health


Alarming levels of PFAS in Norwegian Arctic ice pose new risk to wildlife

  2023-02-11 in The Guardian

Oxford University-led study detects 26 types of PFAS compounds in ice around Svalbard, threatening downstream ecosystems

  Tagged under: Arctic | PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Wildlife


‘All-natural’ Simply Tropical juice has high toxic PFAS levels, lawsuit alleges

  2023-01-25 in The Guardian

Coca-Cola claimed juice was healthy despite toxic ‘forever chemicals’ levels ‘hundreds of times’ above federal limits, suit says

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Health


Bills to regulate toxic ‘forever chemicals’ died in Congress – with Republican help

  2023-01-13 in The Guardian

Lobbying industry flexed muscle to ensure bills that aimed to set stricter standards on PFAS compounds went nowhere

  Tagged under: US Politics | PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


Exposure to environmental toxins may be root of rise in neurological disorders

  2022-10-23 in The Guardian

Doctors warn exposure to omnipresent yet poorly understood chemicals such as microplastics could play a role in dementia

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


More than 80% of US waterways contaminated by ‘forever chemicals’

  2022-10-18 (or before) in MSN

Most of America’s waterways are likely contaminated by toxic PFAS “forever chemicals”, a new study conducted by US water keepers finds. The Waterkeeper Alliance analysis found detectable PFAS levels in 95 out of 114, or 83%, of waterways tested across 34 states and the District of Columbia, and frequently at levels that exceed federal and state limits. “The results clearly show widespread PFAS contamination across the country and demonstrate...

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


Massive Quantities of PFAS Waste Go Unreported to EPA

  2022-08-07 (or before) in The Intercept

US Ecology failed to report more than 11 million pounds of PFAS-contaminated waste at its facility in Beatty, Nevada.

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


PFAS In Rainwater Mean It's Unsafe To Drink Anywhere, Even In Antarctica

  2022-08-05 (or before) in IFL Science

It seems the days when you could pop a pan outside to catch some safe drinking water are over.

  Tagged under: Antarctic | PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


Outside the Safe Operating Space of a New Planetary Boundary for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) | Environmental Science & Technology

  2022-08-05 (or before) in American Chemical Society

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


It's raining PFAS: Even in Antarctica and on the Tibetan Plateau, rainwater is unsafe to drink

  2022-08-05 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are man-made hazardous chemicals that are spread globally in the atmosphere and as a result they can be found in the rainwater and snow in even the most remote locations on Earth. During the last 20 years, guideline values for PFAS in drinking water, surface waters and soils have decreased dramatically due to new insights into their toxicity. As a result, the levels in environmental media are now ubiquitously above guideline levels. A perspective article by researchers from Stockholm University and ETH Zurich published in Environmental Science & Technology suggests that PFAS define ...

  Tagged under: Antarctic | PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


Cancer fears plague residents of US region polluted by ‘forever chemicals’

  2022-07-12 in The Guardian

Exposure to harmful PFAS remains almost impossible to escape – particularly for the people of the Cape Fear River basin

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Rivers


Revealed: US water likely contains more ‘forever chemicals’ than EPA tests show

  2022-07-06 in The Guardian

Guardian analysis of water samples taken in nine US locations shows test agency uses is likely missing significant levels of PFAS pollutants

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


Columbia Sportswear Eliminate PFAS Campaign Launched Today

  2022-05-09 (or before) in Natural Resources Defense Council

The Natural Resources Defense Council works to safeguard the earth - its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


‘A worldwide public health threat’: Rob Bilott on his 20-year fight against forever chemicals

  2022-05-01 in The Guardian

Chemical companies hid their knowledge of the damage caused by PFAS for decades. With a new class-action lawsuit, Bilott intends to hold them accountable

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Health


‘I don’t know how we’ll survive’: the farmers facing ruin in America’s ‘forever chemicals’ crisis

  2022-03-22 in The Guardian

Maine’s disaster from PFAS-contaminated produce is causing farms to close and farmers to face the loss of their livelihoods

  Tagged under: Farming | PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


High levels of toxic chemicals found in Cambridgeshire water supply

  2022-02-08 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Cambridge Water admits a supply contained four times the regulatory limit and customers never told

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Health


Production of forever chemicals emits potent greenhouse gases, analysis finds

  2021-09-16 in The Guardian

EPA data reveals that one of America’s biggest PFAS manufacturing plants is second largest polluter of highly damaging HCFC-22 gas

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


Measures concerning use of PFAS | Fluorochemicals | Daikin Global

  2021-09-16 (or before) in Fluorochemicals | Daikin Global

Introducing measures concerning use of PFAS

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Sustainability


Path of Toxic Pollution, an investigative report - Toxic-Free Future

  2021-09-16 (or before) in Toxic-Free Future | Science, Advocacy, Results

How making "forever chemicals" for food packaging threatens people and the climate The Report: Read the report Read the press release View images This report traces the path of American PFAS in food packaging back to one manufacturing company, Daikin America, which manufactures in Decatur, Alabama

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Alabama


Maine bans toxic ‘forever chemicals’ under groundbreaking new law

  2021-07-16 in The Guardian

State is the first to enact a broad ban of PFAS compounds, which are found in everything from cosmetics to cookware

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Health


‘Forever chemicals’ pollute water from Alaska to Florida

  2020-12-22 in The Guardian

Whichever state you are in, there could be harmful PFAS chemicals in water near you

  Tagged under: Florida | PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Alaska


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