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

The Daily Show on 3M and PFAS

Sharon Lerner discusses 3M's handling of PFAS on The Daily Show with Michael Costa.

Sharon Lerner, a seasoned investigative journalist with ProPublica, uncovered a disturbing story of corporate negligence. Michael Costa interviewed Lerner on The Daily Show, where she detailed how 3M, a major American corporation, ignored and suppressed evidence about the risks of PFAS, often referred to as “forever chemicals.” These chemicals persist in the environment and human … Read more

EPA Found More NC Water Systems Contain PFAS

Contaminated water being discharged with North Carolina PFAS contamination guidelines overlay.

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 Poisoned Milk and Food

Woman holding glass of milk holding her nose. Text says "PFAS IN MILK"

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tightened regulations on forever chemicals, also known as PFAS in drinking water in April. With this action, the health hazards that these chemicals pose to about 100 million Americans will be reduced. There are no federal rules addressing PFAS in food, which has caused serious worries among scientists and people … Read more

Contamination: PFAS and U.S. Drinking Water

Global map showing the concentration of PFAS in different regions, with notable hotspots in parts of North America, Europe, and Australia.

Recent research highlights an unsettling variable in water safety across the U.S.: the presence of PFAS, or perfluoroalkyl substances, known for their persistence in the environment and human body. A study detailed in Nature Geoscience by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) reveals that these chemicals, often dubbed “forever chemicals,” appear in significant, and … 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

PFAs In Marinas & Dry Stack Storages In Beaufort NC

Close-up of a marina's wooden pier in Beaufort with potential PFA pollution.

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

Chemours vs. EPA Legal Battle Over GenX

Chemours industrial facility with complex structures and steam emissions against a cloudy sky.

In a high-stakes legal confrontation with wide-ranging implications, Chemours has challenged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its GenX health advisory level, setting the stage for a judicial review that could reshape regulatory and public health landscapes. This article delves into the complexities of the case, the arguments presented by both sides, and the potential … Read more

Health Bills from Plastics Hit $249B: A Tremendous Toll

Plastic bottle containing U.S. currency, symbolizing the high healthcare costs associated with plastic use.

In an era where plastic pervades every aspect of daily life, a groundbreaking study reveals a staggering financial toll on the United States healthcare system—over $249 billion in 2018 alone. This cost is attributed to a group of hormone-disrupting chemicals found in plastics, which contribute to the development of chronic diseases and premature deaths. Dr. … Read more