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.

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