Long-lasting household chemicals could age the body from the inside out | Inverse

These chemicals may seem hard to find, but Michelle Plusquin, a study author, told Inverse this year that they are particularly relevant in Flanders, where this study was conducted. As for other countries, she added that these chemicals are “found in the environment” and “mainly enter the human body via the air, food, or skin … More Long-lasting household chemicals could age the body from the inside out | Inverse

Concerns grow over tainted sewer sludge spread on croplands

The city of Marinette, Wisconsin, has stopped distributing sewage waste, also called “biosolids,” to farms after getting high PFAS readings. In Maine, a dairy farm was forced to shut down after sludge spread on the land was linked to high levels of PFAS in the milk. “It’s been devastating. We kind of get treated like we are … More Concerns grow over tainted sewer sludge spread on croplands

Maine CDC Study Finds PFAS Chemicals In Water Supplies

A report from the Maine Center for Disease Control found PFAS chemical contamination in nearly half the public water supplies tested. The agency had 19 water supplies tested because of their proximity to potential sources of PFAS contamination such as airports, landfills and paper mills. PFAS chemicals, which are sometimes described as “forever chemicals,” were found in … More Maine CDC Study Finds PFAS Chemicals In Water Supplies

Navy says PFAS levels near base in Connecticut are acceptable.

The Navy said in a news release Thursday that sampling showed chemical levels in the wells near the Naval Submarine Base don’t exceed the Environmental Protection Agency’s standard of 70 parts per trillion. The Day reports that officials tested for potentially dangerous industrial compounds called per– and polyfluoroalkyl substances. They’re known collectively as PFAS and often referred … More Navy says PFAS levels near base in Connecticut are acceptable.

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