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Top Toxicologist Barred from Saying PFAS Causes Disease in Humans (The Intercept | October 24, 2019)
The widespread environmental contaminants known as PFAS cause multiple health problems in people, according to Linda Birnbaum, who retired as director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program earlier this month.
NC State-led Study Shows Cape Fear River Had ‘Incredibly High’ Levels of Chemicals (N&O | Oct 10, 2019)
A new study from N.C. State University has revealed that the levels of chemicals discharged by DuPont and Chemours into the Cape Fear River were significantly higher than previously believed and that the chemicals will not degrade in the natural environment.
Chemours Accused of Misleading Investors on PFAS Liabilities (Bloomberg Law | October 9, 2019)
The Chemours Co. owes its investors hundreds of millions of dollars for concealing the true extent of its PFAS liabilities, according to a new class action filed in federal court by a pension fund for Boston electricians.
To Reduce PFAS Levels in Food, Cook at Home (Consumer Reports | October 9, 2019)
People who frequently eat meals prepared at home have lower levels of PFAS chemicals in their blood compared to those who often eat fast food, takeout, or restaurant meals, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
New Analysis Indicates That Toxics Were Present in Wilmington Drinking Water at Extreme Levels (NC Policy Watch | October 9, 2019)
Tests of samples collected between 2014 and 2016 reveal sky-high PFAS readings.
Researchers Document Unregulated Chemicals in Pittsboro Water (WUNC | September 26, 2019)
Researchers from Duke and N.C. State this week briefed Pittsboro officials on the presence of unregulated chemicals in the town’s water supply.
Concerns Grow Over Tainted Sewage Sludge Spread on Croplands (AP | September 12, 2019)
*Related* EPA Awards North Carolina State University $900,000 in Funding to Research Potential Environmental Impacts of PFAS Substances in Waste Streams
Denmark Just Became the First Country to Ban PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ from Food Packaging (CNN | September 4, 2019)
Denmark will be the first country to ban PFAS chemicals, which have been linked to cancer, elevated cholesterol and decreased fertility, from food packaging, starting next year.
- Short-chain and long-chain PFAS Show Similar Toxicity (C&EN | Aug 24, 2019)
- Despite A Massive Cleanup Effort, People Near Military Bases Still Can’t Drink Their Water (WUNC | Aug 13, 2019)
- Industry Cities 3M Research on Cancer Patients Exposed to PFOA Claim the Chemical Isn’t So Bad (The Intercept | Aug 12, 2019)
- The Known Unknowns (Endeavors | Aug 6, 2019)
- Regulators Concerned Bottled Water May Contain PFAS Contaminants (Consumer Reports | Aug 1, 2019)
- PFAS Shows Up in Haw River, But Gets Limited Local Attention (North Carolina Health News | July 30, 2019)
- PFAS Battles Spark Lobbying Boom (E&E News | July 24, 2019)
- How Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ Made Their Way into Your Food (The Hill | July 14, 2019)
- PFAS Sleuths Seek ‘Forever Chemical’ Fingerprints (Bloomberg Environment | July 7, 2019)
- ENC Health Currents: PFAS Testing Underway In ENC (Public Radio East | July 3, 2019)
- PFAS Levels Spike In Cape Fear Water (Coastal Review Online | June 21, 2019)
- Maysville Holds Meeting on PFAS in Well Water (Public Radio East | June 12, 2019)
- FDA: GenX, 14 Types of Perfluorinated Compounds Found in Produce Grown Within 10 Miles of Chemours (NC Policy Watch | June 3, 2019)
- DEQ finds 20 types of PFAS in compost headed for gardens, farms and playgrounds (NC Policy Watch | May 28, 2019)
- Toxic Chemical Contamination Detected in Charlotte (NC Policy Watch | May 17, 2019)
- Citizen Sleuths Exposed Pollution from a Century-Old Michigan Factory (Science | May 16, 2019)
- New Study Claims 43 States Expose Millions to Dangerous Chemical in Drinking Water (CBS News | May 7, 2019)
- Scientists Dig Into Hard Questions About The Fluorinated Pollutants Known As PFAS (NPR | April 22, 2019)
- Scientists Update Lawmakers on PFAS Research (NC Policy Watch | April 10, 2019)
- Researchers Find Toxic Chemicals in North Carolina Wildlife (Star News | April 9, 2019)
- Should You Be Concerned About PFAS Chemicals? (Consumer Reports | April 8, 2019)
- The hunt is on for GenX chemicals in people (C&EN | April 7, 2019)
- NC Legislature Considering PFAS Ban In Firefighting Foam (WHQR | April 4, 2019)
- PFAS Costs Europe More Than €50 Billion a Year in Health Problems (Quartz | March 19, 2019)
- Pentagon Pushes for Weaker Standards on Chemicals Contaminating Drinking Water (NY Times | March 14, 2019)
- US Government Investigating Food Supply for PFAS Contamination (C&EN | March 7, 2019)
- EPA Says It Plans to Limit Toxic PFAS Chemicals, But Not Soon Enough for Critics (NPR | Feb 14, 2019)
- Worrisome Nonstick Chemicals are Common in U.S. Drinking Water, Federal Study Suggests (Science | Feb 8, 2019)
- The Scientists Tracing Thousands of Fluorinated Chemicals in Our Environment (Nature | Feb 6, 2019)
- Not a Problem You Can Run Away From: Communities Confront the Threat of Unregulated Chemicals in Their Drinking Water (Washington Times | Jan 2, 2019)
- Exposure Study Released in Wilmington (WUNC | Nov 15, 2018)
- Draft EPA Study Finds Newer Nonstick Compound May Be Harmful (AP | Nov 14, 2018)
- Decades-Old Chemicals, New Angst Over Drinking Water (NPR | Oct 2, 2018)
- Pivotal Fall Ahead For GenX Research, Action (Coastal Review Online | Aug 24, 2018)
- Is GenX in the Water? NC Research Project Aims to Find Out (Star News Online | Aug 16, 2018)
- Researchers from Various NC Universities Banding Together to Understand GenX (WNCN | Aug 8, 2018)
- Are Toxic Chemicals in Our Drinking Water? Statewide Testing Should Let Us Know (N&O | Aug 6, 2018)