PFAS may have a lot in common with carcinogens

A new review of 26 PFAS substances is raising concerns about characteristics that the chemicals share with known carcinogens. “Our research has shown that PFAS impact biological functions linked to an increased risk of cancer,” warns toxicologist and primary author of the study, Alexis Temkin, Ph.D. The study, appearing in the International Journal of Environmental … More PFAS may have a lot in common with carcinogens

New trouble on Whidbey Island as chemicals from Naval Air Station contaminate a creek – The Seattle Times

The channel called Clover Valley Creek frequently floods, depositing sediments and possibly chemical contaminants on some of the farm’s low-lying acreage used for grazing and crops. And downstream, the pollution makes its way into Puget Sound’s Dugualla Bay, a rearing area for young chinook salmon. The chemicals — perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS — have emerged as … More New trouble on Whidbey Island as chemicals from Naval Air Station contaminate a creek – The Seattle Times

Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 2873 | Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) MDL

This website has been prepared and is maintained by the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee.  The information provided is for general use and information related to the AFFF litigation and related lawsuits filed in federal court and centralized as part of a multidistrict litigation before the Honorable Richard Gergel, in the United States District Court of South … More Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 2873 | Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) MDL

White House Moves to Weaken EPA Rules on Toxic PFAS Compounds

The Trump White House intervened to weaken one of the few public health protections pursued by its own administration, a rule to limit the use of a toxic industrial compound in consumer products, according to communications between the White House and Environmental Protection Agency. The documents show that the White House Office of Management and … More White House Moves to Weaken EPA Rules on Toxic PFAS Compounds

Wisconsin County Wells Test for PFAS | WQP

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has linked per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in Marinette and Peshtigo to Johnson Controls’ Tyco Fire Products.  The company manufactures firefighting foam in Marinette, reported WBAY.  According to the DNR, over the last week, seven wells tested positive for elevated levels of PFAS. Three of those homeowners impacted … More Wisconsin County Wells Test for PFAS | WQP

United States Environmental PFAS Treatment Market, Forecast to 2024

The extent of industrial and commercial liability is being explored, which is expected to put leading chemical companies on the line for compensation. Industry verticals in site assessment and, especially, sample testing are, therefore, witnessing strong growth. As multiple locations per site need to be tested on an ongoing basis and treatment technologies need to … More United States Environmental PFAS Treatment Market, Forecast to 2024

DNR: Tyco must provide drinking water to residents with PFAS contaminated wells

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has ordered a company to provide three Marinette County homeowners with bottled drinking water. The three residents have private wells near the JCI Tyco Biosolid Applied Fields Investigation Area. Recent samples showed high levels of PFAS contamination. According to the CDC, PFAS, or polyfluoroalkyl substances, are man-made chemicals used in a … More DNR: Tyco must provide drinking water to residents with PFAS contaminated wells