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 28, 2022

Where did the PFAS in your blood come from? These computer models offer clues

New research could help pinpoint “forever chemicals” exposure — giving communities a roadmap for cleanup and individuals direction on what to avoid. Read more.
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November 10, 2022

The Case of the Missing PFAS

A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma… In our research on PFAS LVEs, we found a troubling discrepancy—EPA’s website says there are “over 600 granted PFAS LVEs”—but its public list includes…
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November 7, 2022

PFAS levels lower in buildings with healthier furnishings

Buildings renovated with healthier furnishings had significantly lower levels of the entire group of per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS)—toxic chemicals linked with many negative health effects—than buildings with conventional furnishings,…
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PFAS-REACH team in the news

December 5, 2022

Op-ed: Arming doctors with knowledge about PFAS pollution

A new course and report on PFAS-related health effects can empower patients, promote life-saving screening and help tackle the continued devastating health effects of PFAS chemicals. Read more...
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October 24, 2022

Researchers still looking for Hyannis residents to participate in national PFAS study

Hyannis is one of a handful of sites around the U.S. chosen by the CDC to be part of a study on the effects of the chemicals known as PFAS. Researchers want…
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September 16, 2022

‘Forever Chemicals’ Are Now Everywhere, Too

PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a class of over 12,000 chemicals known as “forever chemicals” because they hardly break down in the environment. And they’re now found everywhere…
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PFAS-REACH events

June 15, 2022

PFAS REACH Team at the Third National PFAS Conference

Courtney Carignan and Elizabeth Friedman from shared PFAS-REACH medical screening guidance documents at the third national PFAS Conference held in Wilmington, NC. Read more...
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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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