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PFAS – News and Features

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Targeting Threat to Drinking Water

Novel material removes pollutant PFOA to levels far below EPA’s health advisory limit.
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Tracking Hazardous Chemicals from Fast-Food Wrappers in the Body

New method enables researchers to track the fate PFAS when they enter the body.
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The Issues with Analysing Water

We spoke to Neil Donovan from I2 Analytical about the problem that scientists face when analyzing contaminated water samples, and how the technology and instrumentation has changed over the years.
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DuPont and Chemours Settle PFOA Suits

DuPont and Chemours have agreed to pay $670 million to settle 3,550 lawsuits in Ohio and West Virginia by residents who say they were sickened by drinking water contaminated by perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) released from a former DuPont plant in Parkersburg, W. Va
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Fast Food Packaging Found to Contain Harmful Chemicals

A comprehensive analysis has found more than two dozen toxic highly fluorinated chemicals, including a phased-out substance, in food packaging
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Toxic Chemicals Found in Drinking Water of 33 States

High levels of fluorinated compounds have been linked to cancer, hormone disruption.
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Cancer-causing Chemical in Drinking Water Traced to Fire-Fighting Foam

Fire-fighting foam containing highly fluorinated chemicals is contaminating drinking water supplies around many of the nation’s military bases, airports and industrial sites.
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U.S. Standards for ‘Safe’ Limits of PFCs in Drinking Water Appear too High for Children

A new environmental toxicity study has found that exposure limits for perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) found in drinking water appear to be 100 to 1,000 times too high.
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LC-Tandem MS Analysis of Perfluorooctane Sulfonate and Perfluorooctanoic Acid in Fish Fillets

The methodology, developed by researchers from Mario Negri Institute, can be used to monitor and assess human exposure to perfluorinated compounds through sea food consumption.
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Retrospective Exposure Estimation and Predicted versus Observed Serum Perfluorooctanoic Acid Concentrations for Participants in the C8 Health Project

Serum perfluorooctanoic acid concentrations predicted by linked exposure and ADME models were shown to correlate well with observed 2005-2006 human serum concentrations for C8 Health Project participants.
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