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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

January 20, 2023

State Laws Restricting PFAS In Food Packaging Begin Taking Effect: What You Should Know

Over the past few years, state and federal lawmakers across the country have proposed and even enacted a slew of new laws prohibiting or limiting the use of per- and…
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January 19, 2023

Thinx settled a lawsuit over chemicals in its period underwear. Here’s what to know

If you live in the U.S. and bought Thinx underwear recently, you could soon be getting some money back. That's because the period panty brand has just settled a class-action…
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January 16, 2023

Pennsylvania Adopts PFAS Limits For Drinking Water

HARRISBURG, PA — In a first of its kind rulemaking, Pennsylvania has adopted new regulations to protect Pennsylvanians’ drinking water from PFAS chemicals by setting new limits on two forms…
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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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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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