• Scientists Digging Deeper for Health Effects of PFAS/PFOS Contaminates

    Scientists Digging Deeper for Health Effects of PFAS/PFOS Contaminates0

    Scientists are increasing their research on the health effects of PFAS and PFOS chemicals used in a wide range of common products, NPR reported Monday. The chemicals (formally called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances), are found in products as diverse as water-resistant clothing, stain-resistant furniture, nonstick cookware, carpets and firefighting foam. Despite their prevalence, scientists know

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  • Shanahan Letter Pledges to “Quickly Address” Drinking Water Contaminates

    Shanahan Letter Pledges to “Quickly Address” Drinking Water Contaminates0

    A letter from Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan pledges to “quickly address” PFOS and PFOA pollutants in community drinking water from DOD activities, the Portsmouth Herald reported Wednesday. Shanahan’s letter to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) came in response to her request for DOD commitment on PFOS and PFOA action during a March Senate Armed Services

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  • Legislation Proposed to Treat Veterans Exposed to PFAS Toxins

    Legislation Proposed to Treat Veterans Exposed to PFAS Toxins0

    Lawmakers proposed legislation Thursday that would cover VA treatment for veterans exposed to PFAS pollutants, which has been linked to cancer and other serious illnesses, AP reported. Health officials have warned many veterans have been exposed to PFAS, which is a key component in firefighting foam used in training and emergency incidents. The toxins are

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