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Dow, 3M and others exploit loophole to avoid reporting ‘forever chemicals’ releases

At least five facilities around the U.S. operated by Dow Chemical, 3M and other companies are using very large amounts of the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS but are likely using a regulatory...

Pregnant with PFAS: The threat of ‘forever chemicals’ in cord blood

The developing fetus faces a threat from the harmful “forever chemicals” known as PFAS in their umbilical cord, a new Environmental Working Group science review finds.

What they’re saying about the EPA designation of ‘forever chemicals’ as ‘hazardous substances’

On August 26, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed designating the two most common toxic “forever chemicals” – PFOA and PFOS – as “hazardous substances” under the Comprehensive Environmental...

'Forever chemicals' disclosures at heart of California battle championed by public agencies and public health advocates

A broad coalition including EWG and other clean water and public health advocates are banding together to call for new disclosure requirements for manufacturers bringing into California the “forever...

Honeywell moves to introduce more PFAS into your home

While the PFAS-contamination crisis threatens U.S. public health and the environment, the North Carolina–based company Honeywell has begun marketing new uses for its trademarked “forever chemicals,”...

Dozens of Coast Guard bases could be contaminated with ‘forever chemicals’

At least 24 Coast Guard bases across the U.S. are now suspected of contamination by the toxic fluorinated “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, according to EWG’s updated analysis of records from the...

Most of DOD sites with ‘forever chemicals’ contamination exceed EPA health levels

At least two-thirds of the 389 Defense Department sites in the U.S. where the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS have been detected in groundwater are contaminated with levels above new health...

Tampon shortage: Beware ‘forever chemicals’ in backup options

First there was a baby formula shortage, bare shelves where there should have been rows of packages. Now there’s a tampon supply problem – and publications from the New York Times and Sacramento Bee...

Fact versus fiction: ‘Forever chemicals’ hazardous substance designation is not a ban

If the Environmental Protection Agency designates the two best studied “forever chemicals” called PFAS as hazardous substances, manufacturers will not be forced to stop using them.

Are food and consumer product chemicals contributing to our obesity crisis?

The food industry insists America’s obesity crisis can be chalked up to simple math – people eat too much and exercise too little.

It’s time to end the use of ‘forever chemicals’ in firefighting ‘turnout gear’

What happens if life-saving equipment also poisons your body? Ask a firefighter – it’s been happening to them for the past half-century.

TOPGUN Navy base has top ‘forever chemicals’ contamination

Extremely high levels of the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS have been detected at the home of the Navy’s famous TOPGUN training school, at Fallon Naval Air Station, in Nevada.

Military’s Filthy 50 sites contaminated with ‘forever chemicals’ haven’t started cleanup

The military has not begun cleanups at any of the 50 Department of Defense sites Congress has identified as highly contaminated with the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS – and it could be years...

Environmental injustice: Passing on the costs of ‘forever chemicals’ cleanup

Setting a national drinking water standard for the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS – and passing the implementation costs to ratepayers and private well owners, while letting industry to keep...

California Assembly passes bill to track and report toxic ‘forever chemicals’ sold, distributed or imported to the state

The California Assembly today advanced Assembly Bill 2247, a measure to collect and report on the products and substances sold in and brought into California that contain the toxic “forever chemicals”...

Department of Defense fights states over cleanup of toxic ‘forever chemicals’

For years, states have led the way in addressing the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, with six setting strict drinking water limits for the chemicals and at least eight using their power under...

U.S. government’s $650 billion buying power could move markets to PFAS-free products

Curbing the needless use of the toxic "forever chemicals" known as PFAS could end their cycle of contamination, and the U.S. government has an extraordinary ability to move markets to PFAS-free...

Fast-food restaurants should ditch packaging coated in ‘forever chemicals’

Some fast-food restaurants are moving quickly to get the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS out of food packaging, but others have not committed to phasing them out.

New lawsuit contends period products contain ‘forever chemicals’

Period products have come under fire in the past for containing high levels of the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS. Now another manufacturer of period underwear is in legal hot water because their...

EWG: ‘Forever chemicals’ may taint nearly 20 million cropland acres

The toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS could be contaminating nearly 20 million acres of U.S. cropland, according to an EWG estimate.
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