Montpelier, Vt. — The multinational corporation Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics agreed to dismiss the lawsuit against the State of Vermont challenging the perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (“PFOS”) groundwater standards. This new agreement between the State of Vermont and the potentially responsible company to uphold the state’s more stringent groundwater standards follows growing scientific evidence… Read More

Keep Your Promises DuPont released the following statement in advance of the Highly Fluorinated Compounds – Social and Scientific Discovery Conference at Northeastern University on June 14 and 15, 2017: — Dear Highly Fluorinated Compounds – Social and Scientific Discovery attendee, As we prepare to begin the conference this week, on behalf of Keep Your Promises… Read More

MAY 26, 2017 — JESS MANCINI PARKERSBURG — Residents from Huntington to Evansville, Ind., have higher-than-normal levels of perfluorooctanoic acid, also known as C8, according to a study released this month from the University of Cincinnati. The report, based on the analyses of blood samples collected over 22 years, said the exposure source was likely… Read More

Detection of Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in U.S. Drinking Water Linked to Industrial Sites, Military Fire Training Areas, and Wastewater Treatment Plants Xindi C. Hu*†‡, David Q. Andrews§, Andrew B. Lindstrom∥, Thomas A. Bruton⊥, Laurel A. Schaider#, Philippe Grandjean†, Rainer Lohmann@, Courtney C. Carignan†, Arlene Blum⊥∇, Simona A. Balan●, Christopher P. Higgins○, and Elsie… Read More

From the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences August 2016 — By Ernie Hood From three small towns in New York state, to research laboratories around the world and the halls of Congress, perfluorinated chemicals are becoming an increasing concern. Commercial production of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfate (PFOS) has been phased out in… Read More

July 19, 2016 PFOA, PFOS Likely Hazardous to Immune System: Scientists From Chemical Regulation Reporter® By Pat Rizzuto July 19 — Two chemicals that have made thousands of industrial and consumer products stick-, heat- and grease-resistant also are presumed to be hazardous to people’s immune systems, a scientific panel said July 19. A panel of… Read More

VIENNA, W.Va (WTAP): Updated: 4/12/2016 5:40 P.M. http://www.thenewscenter.tv/content/news/New-study-suggests-current-C8-guidelines-may-be-too-high-368901131.html   Across the country, states and communities are lowering the threshold for C8 concentration in their drinking water. West Virginia is not among them. The state of Vermont earlier this year lowered to .02 parts per billion: the concentration of the chemical considered safe for drinking water.… Read More

The FDA’s belated action comes more than a decade after EWG and other advocates sounded alarms and five years after U.S. chemical companies stopped making the chemicals. It does nothing to prevent food processors and packagers from using almost 100 related chemicals that may also be hazardous.… Read More