Discussion on U.S. military PFAS regulations

U.S. House of Representatives passes National Defense Authorization Act calling for removal of PFAS from firefighting foams and food packaging in military, revised version to be discussed with Senate and then sent for presidential approval pending list of ‘concerns’

Lower safety threshold for PFOA

Study by U.S. National Toxicology Program on perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and pancreatic cancer suggests 0.1 parts per trillion safety threshold for drinking water, questions current U.S. EPA guideline of 70 parts per trillion

New website on PFAS

Green Science Policy Institute launches platform about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances

‘Essential use’ concept to aid PFAS phase-out

Scientists propose ‘essential use’ concept to accelerate phase-out of PFAS; trade association highlights ‘flawed assumptions’

FDA study finds PFAS in grocery store foods

Study presented by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finds high levels of PFAS in some grocery store products, focus placed on sampling dairy farm near Air Force base and produce sold near PFAS production plant

EU commission calls for additional FCM testing

European Commission asks EU member states to carry out additional tests to determine prevalence of substance migration from food contact materials and articles; recommendation targets primary aromatic amines, bisphenols, plasticizers, and fluorinated compounds

U.S. bill to ban PFAS from food packaging

Representative Debbie Dingell from the U.S. state of Michigan introduces bill in U.S. congress to ban all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances from food containers and cookware

Webinar on applying read-across for PFAS

California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to host webinar on understanding and applying read-across, with a special focus on fluorinated substances

U.S. NGO requests ‘moratorium’ on new PFAS

U.S. NGO Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) calls on Congress to halt the introduction of new per- and polyfluoalkyl substances on the market until more is known about their toxicity and persistence; calls for more studies of cancer risks

Key chemicals of concern in food packaging

Environmental Defense Fund publishes list of key chemicals of concern in food packaging and food handling equipment