Pennsylvania Wants To Ban “Forever Chemicals” Products

Photograph showing various consumer products affected by Pennsylvania's proposed ban on PFAS chemicals, with the Pennsylvania state capitol building in the background.

Pennsylvania has introduced House Bill 2238, aiming to ban per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), often referred to as “forever chemicals,” from various consumer products by 2027. This legislation seeks to eliminate PFAS in items such as cleaning products, carpets, cookware, cosmetics, dental floss, food packaging, and children’s products. The Ubiquity and Impact of PFAS State … Read more

EPA Found More NC Water Systems Contain PFAS

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Newly-released data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reveals that 20 more drinking water systems in North Carolina are contaminated with toxic PFAS chemicals, commonly referred to as “forever chemicals.” These substances persist in the environment and accumulate in human blood and organs, raising significant health concerns. The Scope of Contamination Across the United States, … Read more

Five States With Highest PFAS Contamination

A map of the United States showing areas with PFAS contamination in water systems. The map highlights various regions with different colored dots indicating levels of contamination.

States with Highest PFAS Levels A recent map has highlighted five states with the highest levels of contamination in their drinking water systems, attributed to PFAS—perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as “forever chemicals.” An analysis has revealed that New Jersey, Massachusetts, California, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania have the most water systems exceeding proposed PFAS limits. … Read more

PFAs In Marinas & Dry Stack Storages In Beaufort NC

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In the scenic locale of Beaufort, North Carolina, where boats are a common sight docked along the tranquil waters of Bogue Sound, a less visible but significant environmental concern looms. Known as PFAs, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, these “forever chemicals” present a growing threat to marine life and human health due to their persistence … Read more

Texas Farmers Battle Against PFAS-Contaminated Sludge

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In a groundbreaking legal and environmental conflict in Texas, two ranches have taken legal action against Synagro, a leading waste management company, over allegations of selling PFAS-contaminated sewage sludge. This product, intended as a cost-effective fertilizer alternative, is now at the heart of serious accusations including livestock death, crop ruin, water pollution, and significant property … Read more

At Least 44 Million People Exposed To PFAS

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Recent revelations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have ignited widespread concern: an astounding 44 million Americans are drinking water tainted with toxic PFAS chemicals. These findings, derived from testing less than a third of the nation’s water supplies, signal a potentially larger crisis. PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as “forever chemicals” for … Read more

Risks of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Virginia’s Water Supply

Glass being filled with tap water, representing potential PFAS contamination.

Recent findings have spotlighted the pervasive presence of “forever chemicals” in water systems across Virginia, posing potential health risks to residents. This comprehensive analysis stems from a groundbreaking U.S. Geological Survey study, revealing that these synthetic compounds, formally known as PFAS (per- and polyfluorinated substances), are contaminating drinking water sources nationwide. Their omnipresence in both … Read more

PFAS Found In Water Bolsters Call For Stronger EPA Rules

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PFAS in the drinking water of numerous cities across the United States. This has raised significant concerns about public health and environmental safety. These findings, reported by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), underscore the pervasive nature of PFAS contamination from coast to coast. Known for their durability and resistance to degradation, PFAS have been dubbed … Read more

Hampton Roads Veterans Toxic Exposure Similar To Camp Lejeune

In a concerning echo of North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune environmental debacle, Virginia’s Langley-Eustis base has emerged as another focal point for veteran and environmental activists due to its problematic history with toxic “forever chemicals”. This issue has cast a shadow over the health and wellbeing of thousands of veterans in the Hampton Roads area, complicating … Read more