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 [email protected], Courtney C. Carignan†, Arlene Blum⊥∇, Simona A. Balan●, Christopher P. Higgins○, and Elsie… Read More

Millions Of Americans May Be Drinking Toxic Water, Harvard Study Finds  Alejandro Dávila Fragoso Climate Reporter at ThinkProgress The drinking water of some six million people across the country may have elevated levels of unregulated toxic chemicals widely used in the past in many household products — notably pans coated with Teflon — a Harvard-led study published Tuesday found.… 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

Drinking Water For 5.2 Million People Tainted By Unsafe Levels Of PFCs By Bill Walker, Vice President and Managing Editor and David Andrews, Senior Scientist MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016 CORRECTION: The original version of this article erroneously state that PFOA and PFOS had been detected in a small number of samples in New York City;… Read More

Residents Sue Firms for at Least $5 Million Over Tainted Water MAY. 9, 2016, 5:23 PM BY MIKE POLHAMUS Attorneys filed a class-action suit Friday against the company they say has poisoned more than 500 Bennington and North Bennington residents through mismanagement of a toxic industrial chemical. The complaint accuses Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, and the… Read More

Fears About Water Supply Grip Village That Made Teflon Products By JESSE McKINLEY FEB. 28, 2016     HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — One resident called 911 asking whether the village’s water would burn his skin off. Families have lined up to have their blood drawn and their wells tested. Banks stopped giving out mortgages, and… Read More

Vienna releases C8 test samples February 24, 2016 By Jess Mancini – News and Sentinel.com , Marietta Times VIENNA, W.Va. – The latest tests of the water in Vienna show C8 levels below the Environmental Protection Agency limits, city officials said at a press conference on Tuesday. But any concentration is a health hazard, an… Read More