News & Events

Read the latest news and updates on PFAS. From policy and litigation, to community action, to the most recent science, learn how different groups in the U.S.—and the world—are responding to the PFAS contamination crisis.

PFAS in the news

September 23, 2022

Senators seek urgency from Defense Department on PFAS chemical exposure

A bipartisan group of 40 U.S. senators including Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper of Colorado wrote to the Department of Defense asking officials to address toxic chemical exposure at military…
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September 21, 2022

‘What are they thinking?’: toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in school uniforms

Toxic PFAS chemicals are frequently used to make children’s clothing and textiles resist water and stains, but exposure to the compounds in clothes represents a serious health risk, a new peer-reviewed study…
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September 13, 2022

‘Forever chemicals’ are everywhere. The battle over who pays to clean them up is just getting started.

State and local governments across the country are suing manufacturers of toxic chemicals that are contaminating much of the nation’s drinking water, aiming to shield water customers and taxpayers from…
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PFAS-REACH team in the news

September 16, 2022

‘Forever Chemicals’ Are Now Everywhere, Too

PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a class of over 12,000 chemicals known as “forever chemicals” because they hardly break down in the environment. And they’re now found everywhere…
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December 15, 2021

Release of the PFAS Sites and Community Resources Map

A new online map launched this week brings together information about known and suspected PFAS contamination sites across the United States with resources for affected communities and information about state action.…
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November 16, 2021

Exposed to Contaminated Water at Pease? Health Officials Urge Signing Up for Health Study

Health officials are hosting an event at the Pease Tradeport food court Tuesday to help people to enroll in the ongoing Pease Health Study for people exposed to PFAS in drinking water at…
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PFAS-REACH events

June 15, 2022

PFAS REACH Team at the Third National PFAS Conference

Courtney Carignan and Elizabeth Friedman from shared PFAS-REACH medical screening guidance documents at the third national PFAS Conference held in Wilmington, NC. Read more...
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May 17, 2021

Silent Spring to Update Study on Water Testing

BARNSTABLE – A virtual community event is being held by the Silent Spring Institute for past and present members of the Hyannis community on May 18th to receive information about…
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March 19, 2021

Families Urged To Join Groundbreaking PFAS Health Studies At Pease Tradeport

At the former Pease Air Base in Portsmouth, scientists are resuming a pair of pioneering research studies on chemical contamination in drinking water. It could provide some of the best…
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