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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

July 27, 2021 in PFAS in the news

‘Bombshell’ report: DOD failed to protect troops from PFAS

The Department of Defense waited five years to warn military members about the dangers of PFAS and potential contamination, according to a new report issued by government watchdogs on Friday….

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July 23, 2021 in PFAS in the news

Water contamination at Pease: PFAS health study gets $15 million secured by Shaheen

PORTSMOUTH – U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen secured an additional $15 million to continue funding the first-ever national PFAS health study as part of the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)….

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July 23, 2021 in PFAS in the news

House passes PFAS bill for federal drinking water standards

A bill setting a timeline for PFAS chemicals in drinking water passed the House in a 241-183 floor vote Wednesday. The measure giving the Environmental Protection Agency two years to set federal limits on per-…

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PFAS-REACH team in the news

July 21, 2021 in PFAS in the news, PFAS-REACH team news

Are we being kept safe from ‘forever chemicals’ injected into fracking sites?

Not willing to rest their laurels on the theft of the future, the fossil fuel industry is now salting the earth with forever chemicals. In a bombshell exposé from Physicians for…

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July 7, 2021 in PFAS in the news, PFAS-REACH team news

Northeastern University Expert Recommends State Task Force Test Blood For Chemical Contaminant PFAS

Offering blood testing for people in areas exposed to PFAS, additional funds for statewide research, education, and surveillance, and passing laws restricting the use of certain firefighting foam and food…

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June 29, 2021 in PFAS in the news, PFAS-REACH team news

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

When people learn they are exposed to toxic chemicals, they wonder what it means for their health and often want to take protective action. We’ve heard this in our conversations…

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May 17, 2021 in PFAS in the news, PFAS-REACH events, PFAS-REACH team news

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 in PFAS in the news, PFAS-REACH events

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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March 12, 2021 in PFAS in the news, PFAS-REACH events

Researchers: PFAS exposure linked to vaccine efficacy, children’s immune systems

BOSTON — A week after a study found higher levels of PFAS in Cape Cod drinking water than was previously known, scientists from Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public…

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