PFAS

PFAS chemical associated with severe COVID-19 (The Intercept)

“PFBA is used in electronics; clothing, including water-resistent outerwear; protective gear for medical staff and firefighters, such as surgical gowns; firefighting foam; carpets; floor polish; laboratory equipment; leather treatment; food packaging; cosmetics….” PFAS chemical associated with severe COVID-19 (The Intercept) A Danish study found that people with elevated levels of a compound called PFBA were […]

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PFAS Chemicals Harm the Immune System, Decrease Response to Vaccines, New EWG Review Finds

“Studies suggest a connection between PFAS exposure and suppressed immune function, lower vaccine effectiveness, hypersensitivity and greater risk of autoimmune diseases.” PFAS Chemicals Harm the Immune System, Decrease Response to Vaccines, New EWG Review Finds By Tasha Stoiber Ph.D., Senior Scientist THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2020 Toxic PFAS chemicals, notorious for contaminating drinking water supplies across the U.S., are

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House passes sweeping bill to target spread of toxic ‘forever chemicals’

“The Environmental Protection Agency has known about these risks for decades and has allowed this contamination to spread.“ House passes sweeping bill to target spread of toxic ‘forever chemicals’ The Hill by By Rebecca Beitsch – 01/10/20 11:28 AM EST Pelosi Has Passed 307 House Bills Sitting in Senate https://community.aarp.org/t5/Politics-Current-Events/Pelosi-Has-Passed-307-House-Bills-Sitting-in-Senate/td-p/2146364 So the US House led by

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White House, CDC feuding over study of toxic chemicals in drinking water

“The unregulated chemicals are known to exist at some level in the drinking water of tens of millions of Americans, with one estimate placing the number as high as 110 million. The chemicals are also the subject of “Dark Waters,” a film released in November starring Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway.” White House, CDC feuding over

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UPDATE: Senators Demand Federal Limits for Toxic Chemicals in Drinking Water Amid Reports of ‘Unconscionable’ Inaction by Trump’s EPA

CHECKS AND BALANCES STARTING TO WORK AGAIN IN GOVERNMENT…… “Noting that a lack of federal rules has led to states imposing “a patchwork of conflicting drinking water standards and guidelines,” and that health advisories put out by the EPA are inadequate, the letter argues: Without enforceable drinking water standards for PFOA and PFOS, it is

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Public Interest Groups Call for Release of Suppressed U.S. Study on PFAS Chemicals

“An recent analysis of EPA-mandated tests of public water systems from 2013 to 2015 found that more than 16 million Americans in 33 states have PFAS chemicals in their drinking water. But because the EPA’s reporting thresholds were set too high, the actual number of people with contaminated water is much higher – by one estimate, as many

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