Pennsylvania sets drinking water standards on two ‘forever chemical’ PFAS compounds
There are no federal maximum contaminant levels for PFAS. Pennsylvania joins others states that have set their own.
York County creek worst in the country for PFAS pollution, study says
The Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper found high levels of chemicals known as PFAS in the Kreutz Creek Watershed in York County.
Pennsylvania asks for input on PFAS rule
The Department of Environmental Protection found PFAS in about one-third of 114 Pennsylvania water systems.
‘More power in knowing’: PFAS health study under way in Montgomery, Bucks counties
Seven areas across the United States were selected for the national study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
Pa. moving forward with rule to limit ‘forever chemicals’ in water
On Tuesday, the Department of Environmental Protection presented a draft rule on PFAS standards for the state’s nearly 3,000 public water systems to EQB.
Does PFAS exposure affect COVID-19 illness and vaccine effectiveness? Researchers want to know
Studies at Rutgers and elsewhere are looking at possible links. The chemicals can cause serious health problems, including immune system effects.
How a lab works to seek and destroy the harmful chemicals known as PFAS
With about 4,700 different PFAS, these ‘forever chemicals’ are a formidable issue to tackle. The Center for PFAS Solutions can test for 40 of them.
Environmental advocates applaud EPA plan to address PFAS, but say more is needed
The agency said the three-year plan would prevent this class of toxic chemicals from being released into the environment and speed up the cleanup process.