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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

March 3, 2021 in PFAS in the news

Food and Drug Administration Posts Information about PFAS in Cosmetics for the First Time

Last week, the FDA posted information about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS, found in personal care products such as lotions, nail polish, shaving cream, foundation and mascara….

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March 2, 2021 in PFAS in the news

GAO Report States EPA Has Completed Some Regulatory-Related Actions for PFAS

On March 1, 2021, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) publicly released a report entitled Man-Made Chemicals and Potential Health Risks:  EPA Has Completed Some Regulatory-Related Actions for PFAS.  GAO was…

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March 1, 2021 in PFAS in the news

PFAS Update: Current State-by-State Groundwater Regulations

Many states have expressed frustration with the lack of federal cleanup standards for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) in groundwater, and have started the process of regulating PFAS in groundwater…

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PFAS-REACH team in the news

February 23, 2021 in PFAS in the news, PFAS-REACH team news

I tested my tap water, household products and cat for toxic ‘forever chemicals’

After spending several months reporting on the PFAS crisis, I had an alarming realization: taco night might be poisoning me. I learned that the type of nonstick pans that I…

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December 7, 2020 in PFAS in the news, PFAS-REACH team news

PFAS chemical associated with severe COVID-19

ELEVATED LEVELS OF a PFAS compound were associated with more severe forms of Covid-19, according to a Danish study now undergoing peer review. The research, which involved 323 patients infected with the…

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December 3, 2020 in PFAS in the news, PFAS-REACH team news

What Lessons Should We Learn from the PFAS Crisis?

How a problem is framed often shapes the range of solutions considered. Ubiquitous global contamination by PFAS (per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances), human-synthesized chemicals that are water and grease repellent…

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PFAS-REACH events

May 29, 2020 in PFAS-REACH events, PFAS-REACH team news

PFAS-REACH team participates in Barnstable County Virtual Water Fair

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…

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March 23, 2020 in PFAS-REACH events, PFAS-REACH team news

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

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…

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October 18, 2019 in PFAS-REACH events, PFAS-REACH team news

Pease Study community meeting on October 24, 2019

CDC and ATSDR staff will hold public availability sessions on October 24, 2019 to kick-off the Pease Study and register participants exposed to PFAS through drinking water at the Pease…

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