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

November 10, 2021

How a Lab Works to See and Destroy the Harmful Chemicals Known as PFAS

Inside a nondescript building nestled in a business park in New Castle, Delaware, a small group of scientists were testing water samples recently, to see whether they had been contaminated…
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November 10, 2021

3M Fails to Overturn Regulators’ Shutdown of PFAS Production in Belgium

A Belgian court has rejected 3M’s plea to overturn a recent ban on PFAS chemical production at its plant near Antwerp. Environmental regulators for the Flemish regional government in Belgium…
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November 2, 2021

3M PFAS Production Shut Down in Belgium By Environmental Regulators

3M has temporarily shut down some operations at a factory in Belgium after environmental regulators there banned emissions of PFAS. It appears to be the first time any regulator globally…
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PFAS-REACH team in the news

August 4, 2021

PFAS Testing of Wells in Truro and Wellfleet Set to Begin

Testing for the presence of PFAS — compounds linked to a broad array of harmful health effects — is set to begin in Wellfleet and Truro. The testing is part…
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July 21, 2021

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

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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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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March 12, 2021

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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