PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of widespread man-made chemicals that don’t break down in the environment or the human body and have been flagged as a major contaminant in sources of water across the country.
Keep up with PFAS-related developments in the Great Lakes area.
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Launched in Michigan, first-to-market tech is destroying PFAS in wastewater.
For the last 20 years, Minnesota has been battling PFAS – toxic, synthetic chemicals that can invade the environment and have proved difficult to remove.
UDRI researchers working to shorten the lifespan of ‘forever’ chemicals — University of Dayton
Scientists at the University of Dayton Research Institute are learning how to destroy PFAS — marking a significant step in the quest to remediation.
DNR Offers To Test Municipal Sewage Sludge For PFAS — Urban Milwaukee
The DNR is in the process of requiring PFAS sampling of sewage sludge that’s known as biosolids at permitted wastewater treatment facilities.
Proposed PFAS rule would cost companies estimated $1 billion — Wisconsin Watch
A proposed federal rule calls for forcing companies to disclose whether their products contain PFAS, which could cost companies $1 billion.
Residents of an island polluted with PFAS chemicals have filed claims demanding more than $40 million from a western Wisconsin city.
But 3M confronts two lines of litigation: over harmful PFAS chemicals in products and the effectiveness of military-grade earplugs.
Nearly Half of U.S. Tap Water Contains ‘Forever Chemicals,’ Study Says — The Wall Street Journal
Almost half of the tap water in the US is contaminated with chemicals known as “forever chemicals,” according to a new study from the US Geological Survey.
Companies have made tens of billions of dollars creating and using toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, creating the biggest environmental contamination crisis in human history.
If you know or suspect PFAS are in your tap water, the best way to protect yourself is by using a filtration system at home. A recent study tested 10 water filters and found some of the most well-known are “not” effective at fully filtering out PFAS.
Are you spreading PFAS on your morning toast? — Environmental Health News
Wrappers from eight brands of butter have detectable levels of total fluorine, an indicator of the group of chemicals known as PFAS.