Fast food increases exposure to a “forever chemical” called PFAS, study finds

Five commonly used types of PFAS were found in the blood of around 70 percent of those surveyed. The survey also questioned people on how often they had eaten fast food over the past 24 hours, week, and month. After a 24-hour period, those who had eaten fast food consistently showed an increase in the … More Fast food increases exposure to a “forever chemical” called PFAS, study finds

Firefighters to Receive Support After Vintage B-17 Crash at Bradley Airport | NBC Connecticut

The International Association of Fire Fighters Local F-15 said they will ensure all of their firefighters get the support they need after the plane crash involving a vintage B-17 at Bradley International… The International Association of Fire Fighters Local F-15 said they will ensure all of their firefighters get the support they need after the … More Firefighters to Receive Support After Vintage B-17 Crash at Bradley Airport | NBC Connecticut

In a First, California Moves to Protect People from Toxic PFAS Chemicals in Carpets | EWG

EWG’s 2015 review showed that the majority of PFAS in homes comes from its use on carpets and textiles. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control named carpet as the number one exposure pathway to PFAS for infants and toddlers who spend and lot of time lying, playing and crawling on carpeting. Adults can be exposed … More In a First, California Moves to Protect People from Toxic PFAS Chemicals in Carpets | EWG

A New Mexico farmer is dumping 12,000 gallons of milk a day. Here’s why

Sandy Wynn-Stelt lives in Belmont, Michigan, where the groundwater has some of the highest levels of PFAS in the nation. She showed CNN documentation that indicates blood tests have revealed very high levels of the chemicals in her body. In 2017 she learned the groundwater that flowed to her private well was contaminated with PFAS. … More A New Mexico farmer is dumping 12,000 gallons of milk a day. Here’s why

Interactive Map: PFAS Contamination Crisis: New Data Show 712 Sites in 49 States

The Environmental Protection Agency has known of PFAS’ health hazards for decades but has failed to limit PFAS discharges into the air and water or set cleanup standards. The agency recently released a so-called PFAS action plan, but it is woefully inadequate. The EPA plan will not address ongoing sources of PFAS pollution, will not … More Interactive Map: PFAS Contamination Crisis: New Data Show 712 Sites in 49 States

Tainted water: the scientists tracing thousands of fluorinated chemicals in our environment

Researchers are struggling to assess the dangers of nondegradable compounds used in clothes, foams and food wrappings. A few times every year, Christopher Higgins’s laboratory in Golden, Colorado, receives a special delivery in the mail. Inside an ice-box, Higgins finds several vials, each holding up to 250 millilitres of water collected from boreholes near US … More Tainted water: the scientists tracing thousands of fluorinated chemicals in our environment

Inside a corporate giant’s fight to thwart a massive pollution tab – POLITICO

From questioning the science to donating to political campaigns, 3M is going all out to avoid liability for water contamination plaguing more than 1,500 communities. Chemical industry giant 3M is waging an aggressive campaign to stave off new regulations and potentially billions of dollars in damages stemming from a contamination crisis that has fouled tens … More Inside a corporate giant’s fight to thwart a massive pollution tab – POLITICO