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Report: ‘Forever chemicals’ could be in nearly half of U.S. tap water | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 10, 2023

The federal study is the first to compare PFAS in tap water in both public and private supplies.

PFAS are nicknamed "forever chemicals" because they do not break down naturally, so they've seeped into our water and soil. (Getty Images)

N.J. activists, business leaders testify on plan to regulate ‘forever chemicals’

BY: - June 9, 2023

During a nearly two hour hearing Thursday on so-called forever chemicals, environmental activists applauded a bill that would regulate the substances while business leaders questioned how feasible regulations would be.

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Pennsylvania AG seeks repayment for cleanup of ‘Forever Chemicals’ | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 8, 2023

The companies knew for decades about 'the dangers and damages,' of PFAS, Attorney General Michelle Henry said.

Raincoats, Exercise Gear, School Uniforms: Are your clothes dripping in ‘Forever Chemicals’?

BY: - April 5, 2023

Forever chemicals are used as surface treatments to block water and stains.

EPA proposes new rule to crack down on PFAS, forever chemicals in our water

BY: - March 14, 2023

Regulators anticipate the rule, if fully implemented, 'will prevent tens of thousands of serious PFAS-attributable illnesses or deaths.'

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Regulating ‘forever chemicals’: 3 essential reads on PFAS | Analysis

BY: - March 8, 2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to release a draft regulation limiting two fluorinated chemicals, known by the abbreviations PFOA and PFOS, in drinking water.

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A slew of state proposals shows the threat of ‘forever chemicals’ | Analysis

BY: - February 20, 2023

The chemicals are in the blood of nearly every American.

Pa.’s Casey, Fetterman announce $75M to fight ‘forever chemicals’ | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 15, 2023

The federal infrastructure law cash will help fight PFAS contamination in drinking water, a rising public health threat.

The spread of ‘Forever Chemicals’ is even worse than you thought | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 13, 2022

A new study has found more than 57,000 suspected dischargers of toxic PFAS chemicals -- including Pa.

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How long do we really need chemicals to last? Sura Nualpradid/EyeEm via Getty Images.

Scientists are finding ways to eliminate PFAS, but they’re not going away soon | Opinion

BY: - August 24, 2022

The 'forever chemicals,' which have appeared in Pennsylvania, are a growing global health threat.

28 orgs call on DEP to ‘strengthen’ proposed PFAS rule ahead of April 27 deadline

BY: - April 20, 2022

The four-page letter delivered to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Wednesday, was signed by 28 advocacy groups, including the Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, Clean Water Action, PennEnvironment and the Pennsylvania chapter of the Sierra Club.

Pa.’s Houlahan co-leading push to require women to sign up for draft in must-pass defense bill

BY: - December 6, 2021

The language is included in an annual Pentagon funding bill that also sets aside $549M to clean up 'forever chemicals' plaguing Pa. and other states