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

Tainted Water Near Colorado Bases Hints at Wider Safety Concerns By JULIE TURKEWITZ JULY 25, 2016 FOUNTAIN, Colo. — Volk Sanders burst into this world on June 7, a six-pound fuzz-headed ball of joy and his mother’s first child. Days later, Volk’s mother learned that the well water she had consumed for years had been laced… 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

The Story Behind the E.P.A’s Contaminated Water Revelation By NATHANIEL RICH // MAY 27, 2016 Last week 5.2 million Americans learned that their drinking water is contaminated with man-made chemicals linked to cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency issued a health advisory for two compounds: perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which is used in the manufacture of Teflon and… Read More