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New ‘forever chemicals’ contaminating the environment, regulators say

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Earlier this year, federal and state researchers reported finding a new, potentially dangerous chemical in soil samples from multiple locations in New Jersey. The compound was a form of PFAS, a group of more than 5,000 chemicals that have raised concerns in recent years because of their potential link to learning delays in children and cancer, as well as their tendency to last in the environment for a long time. Read more…

State regulators issue new restrictions on ‘forever chemicals’

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After years of research showing the dangers of so-called forever chemicals, state regulators Thursday joined a growing number of their counterparts in other states in issuing significant new limits on the human-made compounds in drinking water, a move hailed by environmental advocates. Read more…

PFAS-REACH team participates in Barnstable County Virtual Water Fair

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Looking for a fun at-home way to learn about Cape Cod’s water quality? «Attend» the Virtual Water Family Festival on Saturday May 30th! You will find tip sheets, videos, family activities, and so much more. Resources featured come from local Cape Cod non-profit organizations, town departments, and Barnstable County program areas. This FREE online event is brought to you by Barnstable County, the Groundwater Guardians, and Barnstable County Water Utility. PFAS-REACH materials can be found with information about Silent Spring Institute’s virtual «table». Visit the event website for more information!

Working with Communities to Understand and Address PFAS Exposures: Webinar featuring PFAS-REACH Co-Principal Investigators

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PFAS-REACH co-Principal Investigators Laurel Schaider and Phil Brown, along with Detlef Knappe, will give a webinar on March 25, 2020 from 1:00-2:00pm, titled «Working with Communities to Understand and Address PFAS Exposures». The webinar is hosted by Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH), part of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Registration is requiredRead more…