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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

May 13, 2021 in PFAS in the news

Study finds alarming levels of ‘forever chemicals’ in US mothers’ breast milk

A new study that checked American women’s breast milk for PFAS contamination detected the toxic chemical in all 50 samples tested, and at levels nearly 2,000 times higher than the…

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May 12, 2021 in PFAS in the news

Chemical giants hid dangers of ‘forever chemicals’ in food packaging

Chemical giants DuPont and Daikin knew the dangers of a PFAS compound widely used in food packaging since 2010, but hid them from the public and the Food and Drug…

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May 12, 2021 in PFAS in the news

Committee unanimously endorses bill requiring disclosure of ‘forever chemicals’ in products

A legislative committee voted unanimously Wednesday to require that manufacturers notify Maine environmental regulators about products containing PFAS, and to ban the sale of carpeting and fabric treatment containing the…

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PFAS-REACH team in the news

April 26, 2021 in PFAS in the news, PFAS-REACH team news

Silent Spring to host virtual PFAS forum May 18

HYANNIS — The Silent Spring Institute and its partners invite current and former Hyannis residents to a virtual community event on Tuesday, May 18 to learn about the Massachusetts PFAS and Your Health Study….

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April 13, 2021 in PFAS in the news, PFAS-REACH team news

Groundbreaking studies on ‘forever chemicals’ ramping up

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Andrea Amico remembers learning her family had been exposed to toxic chemicals. “Feeling really upset that my family was exposed and not knowing what that could mean…

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April 9, 2021 in PFAS in the news, PFAS-REACH team news

Silent Spring Institute Continues PFAS Testing On Cape Cod

Silent Spring Institute presented to the Barnstable County Board of Regional Commissioners Wednesday, April 7, about the level of certain potentially toxic chemicals in the water on Cape Cod and…

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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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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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