Scientists say “forever chemicals” should be managed as a chemical class

The proposal is intended to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of efforts to reduce the chemicals' harm to human health and the environment.

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Protective gear could expose firefighters to PFAS

Fluorinated compounds in water-resistant textiles break down over time, contacting the skin and shedding into the environment.


State and feds say new system can combat "green slime" on I-696

"Green slime" on a freeway in suburban Detroit made headlines in December. A factory owner went to prison for it. But the toxic tale isn't over.

Does PFAS exposure make you more vulnerable to coronavirus? Senators want a study to find out

Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey wants the U.S. government to find out if exposure to PFAS chemicals can make people more vulnerable to coronavirus.


PFAS fills Yadkin-Pee Dee River food chain

N.C. State research points to pervasive PFAS that threatens ecosystem, human health and an endangered fish, the robust redhorse.

Destroying forever chemicals ignites N.Y. town’s ‘worst fears’

The EPA and others are tackling the issue of how to dispose of PFAS chemicals, but their conclusions can’t come soon enough for communities like one in upstate New York, where families may have already been exposed to the chemicals.

Issues of the environment: Addressing environmental racism

In WEMU's "Issues of the Environment," Michigan Environmental Council engagement director Sandra Turner-Handy explains why this is the time where real progress can be made on systemic racism and environmental justice.


Questions raised about adequacy of Rogue River PFAS testing

Independent experts are questioning the adequacy of plans to examine how much fluorochemical pollution is entering the Rogue River from Wolverine World Wide contamination sites and subsequently washing downstream toward Lake Michigan.


PFAS in Vermont landfill prompts more testing

PFAS chemicals found in surface and shallow groundwater at a former Pownal landfill were high enough to prompt supplemental testing.


Air Force to take more action at PFAS-tainted Clark's Marsh in Oscoda

State environmental regulators and local officials said the Air Force hasn't shared any specifics on what expanded actions it plans at Clark's Marsh

Op-ed: DOD must do more to address PFAS pollution

Military service members and their families are especially at risk from forever chemicals because of the DOD’s 50-year use of fire-fighting foam made with PFAS. Vietnam Veterans of America’s Rebecca Patterson and Environmental Working Group’s Scott Faber say Congress needs to help accelerate the cleanup of legacy PFAS contamination in installations and reduce ongoing exposures.

Key Republican jeopardizes nomination of Trump consumer safety pick

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) cited Beck's record on the regulation of a class of cancer-linked chemicals called PFAS in her decision.


Portsmouth group raises concerns about PFAS in high school field

The organizer of Non Toxic Portsmouth says he will continue to ask city councilors to reconsider two planned synthetic turf fields after testing showed indicators of per- and polyfluoroalkyl contaminants.


PFAS contamination fight 'far from over' for some Queensland residents

Queenslanders whose land has been contaminated by toxic chemicals say a settlement is not enough to help them move on after an anxious six years.
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