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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

September 24, 2020 in PFAS in the news, PFAS-REACH team news

Four ways to avoid PFAS in your water

PFAS compounds are ubiquitous, used in a range of products, from food-delivery boxes to non-stick cookware to stain-resistant clothing. But one of the most troubling routes to PFAS exposure is…

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September 24, 2020 in PFAS in the news

Why Dangerous ‘Forever Chemicals’ Are Still Allowed in America’s Drinking Water

The federal government still hasn’t set limits for PFAS compounds. Here’s how to protect yourself. Read more…

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September 24, 2020 in PFAS in the news

Private wells in some Harvard neighborhoods must include pre-sale test for PFAS

The Board of Health voted at its Sept. 8 meeting to add PFAS to the list of substances some homeowners with private wells must test for before selling their homes….

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PFAS-REACH team in the news

September 24, 2020 in PFAS in the news, PFAS-REACH team news

Four ways to avoid PFAS in your water

PFAS compounds are ubiquitous, used in a range of products, from food-delivery boxes to non-stick cookware to stain-resistant clothing. But one of the most troubling routes to PFAS exposure is…

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September 24, 2020 in PFAS in the news, PFAS-REACH team news

State regulators issue new restrictions on ‘forever chemicals’

After years of research showing the dangers of so-called forever chemicals, state regulators Thursday joined a growing number of their counterparts in other states in issuing significant new limits on…

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September 24, 2020 in PFAS in the news, PFAS-REACH team news

What’s Really in Your Bottled Water?

Consumer Reports found toxic PFAS chemicals in several popular water brands, especially carbonated ones. Read more…

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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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