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Explainer: Who regulates U.S. drinking water, and how?

Federal, state and local governments all have a hand in protecting public water systems and private wells from contamination.

EU agency sets limit on PFAS in food

The latest recommendations from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), released Sept. 17, set a limit for combined exposure to 4 PFAS of 4.4 nanograms/kilogram (parts per trillion).

Fighting PFAS in NC will take more than standards

Rep. Pricey Harrison would welcome maximum contaminant levels for PFAS, but she worries that industries would just switch to another compound.

Firefighting foam manufacturer reports high PFAS levels in runoff ditch

Tyco Fire Products, part of Johnson Controls, reported PFOA levels of 1,000 parts per trillion in a runoff ditch near its Marinette County facility.

Michigan's drinking water standards for PFAS chemicals now among toughest in nation

"These standards make Michigan a national leader on protections against PFAS," said the director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.

Future without fluoros: A complete guide

In ski racing, fluorochemicals (also referred to simply as fluoros) are infused into waxes to create a low-friction connection between snow and ski base.

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.

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.

Wisconsin leads 22-state coalition supporting federal standards for PFAS in drinking water

Wisconsin is taking the lead in supporting the U.S. EPA's plan to regulate so-called "forever chemicals" known as PFAS in drinking water.

Peters presses Air Force on long-sought Wurtsmith contamination cleanup

Sen. Gary Peters is upset the U.S. Air Force says it's using $13.5 million allocated for cleaning up drinking water contaminants at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda to do further study, rather than "tangible" cleanup projects in the area.

Bennington professors say NY incineration caused toxic contamination

Vermont was among 25 states that sent toxic firefighting foam to be disposed at the plant.
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Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

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