A CHEMICAL SHELL GAME How DuPont Concealed the Dangers of the New Teflon Toxin Sharon Lerner Mar. 3 2016, 3:51 p.m. MARK STRYNAR AND Andrew Lindstrom walked down the muddy bank of the Cape Fear River toward the water, sampling equipment in hand. It was the summer of 2012, and the scientists, who both work for… Read More

NEW TEFLON TOXIN CAUSES CANCER IN LAB ANIMALS Sharon Lerner Mar. 3 2016, 3:49 p.m. THE CHEMICAL INTRODUCED by DuPont in 2009 to replace the surfactantPFOA causes many of the same health problems in lab tests that the original chemical did, including cancer and reproductive problems, according to documents obtained by The Intercept. PFOA, also known as… Read More

  Cuomo, two other regional govs call on EPA to set PFOA safe levels By Casey Seiler, Capitol bureau chief on March 10, 2016 at 2:45 PM Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined his fellow state executives Peter Shumlin of Vermont and Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire in formally asking the Environmental Protection Agency to “conduct a… 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

FLINT RESIDENTS MAY HAVE BEEN DRINKING PFCS IN ADDITION TO LEAD Sharon Lerner Feb. 17 2016, 9:58 a.m. RESIDENTS OF FLINT, MICHIGAN, who drank lead in their water may also have been exposed to perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs, according to areport from the Michigan Department of Community Health. The May 2015 report showed elevated levels of… Read More

Hundreds gather at meeting to discuss contaminated Hoosick Falls water By Lindsay Nielsen Published: January 14, 2016, 9:54 pm Updated: January 29, 2016, 10:38 pm HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The people of Hoosick Falls expressed their concerns over contaminated water to environmental officials on Thursday. “Could we have acted sooner and saved lives in Hoosick… 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

POISONING THE WELL Special Report: Toxic Firefighting Foam Has Contaminated U.S. Drinking Water Sharon Lerner Dec. 16 2015, 9:48 a.m. LORI CERVERA HAD ALWAYS been an active person. She liked camping, playing outdoors with her kids, and practically lived in her running shoes. She didn’t have much patience for illness. So when she developed a dull… Read More