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

NC Homes Alerted to PFAS in Private Wells

A photorealistic image of a rural water well with a toxic symbol on the bucket, set against a lush countryside background.

In a concerning development for residents of an unincorporated area in Cumberland County, North Carolina, reports have emerged about the contamination of private well water with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), commonly known as “forever chemicals.” This discovery has prompted a flurry of alerts from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), raising alarm over the … Read more

Texas Farmers Battle Against PFAS-Contaminated Sludge

Cow laying in field sick due to PFAS

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

PFAS Found In Well Water Near 63 US Military Bases

Map of the United States showing locations marked with dots indicating potential PFAS contamination sites near military bases.

The pervasive contamination of drinking water sources by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals,” near military installations across the United States has become a pressing environmental and public health issue. These substances, particularly PFOA and PFOS, have been detected in alarming concentrations in private wells, raising concerns about the long-term effects … Read more

55 PFAS in 1,400 Pesticides According to Maine

Worker spraying pesticides in a lush field, potentially exposing the environment to PFAS.

Maine’s groundbreaking analysis reveals a concerning presence of PFAS chemicals in pesticides. This analysis, conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), shows that over 1,400 pesticides include active ingredients classified as PFAS. These toxic “forever chemicals” are known for their persistence in the environment and potential health risks. Maine stands as the first state to … Read more

The Persistent PFAS Menace in Virginia’s Waters

Industrial water filtration tanks overlaid on a Virginia state map, symbolizing the fight against PFAS contamination in local water supplies.

Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) pose an enduring threat to Virginia’s drinking water, a situation brought to the forefront by a plane crash over two decades ago. This incident at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore highlighted the indestructible nature of PFAS and set off a chain of events that continue to impact … Read more