Alissa Cordner

PFAS testing

Improved medical screening in PFAS-impacted communities to identify early disease

People highly exposed to PFAS often face significant hurdles in getting screened for potential health effects from the exposure. That needs to change.

When people learn they are exposed to toxic chemicals, they wonder what it means for their health and often want to take protective action.

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Why chemicals in the US are still “innocent until proven guilty”.

Last month, President Barack Obama signed a chemical bill that was meant to solve a problem few people knew they had. That problem was the substandard safety of everyday chemicals—an issue that affects anyone who uses household cleaners, has a couch or wears clothing. In a month filled with dramatic political news, this seemingly small legislative achievement received little media attention. Yet it actually represents a major reform, providing the decades-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) with a much-needed retrofit.

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PFAS Testing

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Testing finds concerning chemicals in everything from sports bras to ketchup, including in brands labeled PFAS-free.

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How Colorado is preventing PFAS contamination from the oil and gas industry

And how other states, including Pennsylvania, could do the same.