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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule requiring manufacturers to report their use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances
Department of Defense firefighters worry about their health after research links testicular cancer to PFAS found in foam
Two Glynn County industries each gave $15k after plant fires caused evacuation orders and significant damage
The payout will settle lawsuits against 3M regarding PFAS in public drinking water systems
The first in several trials over firefighting foam and groundwater contamination was scheduled to begin Monday
A.G. Peter Neronha takes on PFAS and companies allegedly violating consumer protection laws
Firefighting foam entered the public water distribution system during a fatal fire in an apartment building for seniors
The woman was transported from Buckeye Valley to a hospital for treatment
Since the Defense Department published performance specifications for PFAS-free foams in January, this may be the year when airports start making the switch
Chairman and Chief Executive Mike Roman says PFAS can be used safely but describes the regulatory and business environment as “rapidly evolving”
Arizona researchers will work with firefighters as they build on prior findings and possible prevention opportunities
The designation means that releases of the chemicals that meet or exceed a certain quantity would have to be reported to federal, state or tribal officials
Firefighters love testing new tactics and tools, but some methods simply don’t address the key issue with EV fires
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report offers guidance for clinical testing and treatment
Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue firefighters doused the RED Air Flight 203 fire with foam
The Duke University researchers’ findings may be helpful in determining where and when the risks are highest
The firefighters who donated blood had a 10% decrease in PFAS, and those who donated plasma had a 30% reduction
Within two years of enactment, the act would ban the manufacture, import or sale of any firefighting foam that includes PFAS
Rich MacKinnon Jr., president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts, wants the National Fire Protection Association to ban the use of PFAS in fire gear
About 200 fire departments out of over 800 have already joined the effort and ID’d more than 50,000 gallons of PFAS-containing foam that will be disposed of
One of the defendants, 3M, says it no longer makes the foam mentioned and it stands by its products’ safety
The lawsuit accuses companies of failing to tell those using the foam, including firefighters, how to properly handle it, leading to groundwater contamination
The Biden administration is launching a broad strategy to regulate PFAS, toxic industrial compounds associated with serious health conditions
The agency wants to cutback on the foam in an effort to limit how much of the chemicals go into the environment
Firefighting foam is blamed for PFAS pollution in one airport-adjacent area that has registered two violations this year
Louisiana-based U.S. Fire Pumps dug a trench around the facility and installed absorbent booms along the river to prevent residual material from escaping into the village’s source of drinking water
How firefighting foam impacts firefighters and the environment – and what’s being done to address the health concerns
Rep. Sally Kerans, D- Danvers, a member of the task force, said she has become more “alarmed” by evidence of the chemicals contaminating drinking water