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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

November 23, 2020 in PFAS in the news

Pittsboro task force recommends “deep discounts” so poor residents can afford clean drinking water

The Pittsboro Drinking Water Task Force wants the town to provide deeply discounted reverse osmosis filtration systems to low-income residents while it continues to explore permanent solutions for a community…

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November 19, 2020 in PFAS in the news

Well water throughout California contaminated with ‘forever chemicals’

In the weeks before the coronavirus began tearing through California, the city of Commerce made an expensive decision: It shut down part of its water supply. Like nearly 150 other…

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November 19, 2020 in PFAS in the news

Dear Joe Biden: are you kidding me?

For years, I’ve been trying to impart a simple concept that Superman is not coming. Dare I say, I had hopes that this new administration would usher in the dawning…

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PFAS-REACH team in the news

October 9, 2020 in PFAS in the news, PFAS-REACH team news

Pease Health Study on PFAS in water set to resume

PORTSMOUTH — The first in the nation federal health study on adults and children exposed to dangerous PFAS chemicals is slated to restart Thursday, Oct. 15. Andrea Amico, co-founder of…

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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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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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