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Pennsylvania asks for input on PFAS rule

The Department of Environmental Protection found PFAS in about one-third of 114 Pennsylvania water systems.

By Rachel McDevitt

‘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.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

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.

By Rachel McDevitt

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.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

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.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

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.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

Environmental group sets its hopes high for EPA’s coming PFAS ‘roadmap’

Advocates with the Environmental Working Group want EPA’s plan to set standards for drinking water and groundwater cleanup, as well as to set limits on industrial discharges.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

Updated: July 27, 2021 | 10:21 am

DEP to propose limits on PFAS-family chemicals that it says balance cost and public health

One environmental group has consistently advocated for stricter limits than what the agency is recommending.

By Jon Hurdle
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