US EPA claims they will have drinking water standards for two PFAS chemicals by end of year. Here's why that's likely wrong: "But the first stage of that rule-making process only determines whether a maximum contaminant level, or MCL, is needed. 'If it’s a yes, then they’re still years away from setting an MCL' said Barbara Morrissey, an expert in the environmental toxicology division of Washington’s Department of Health." ... See MoreSee Less
Environmentalists and Democratic lawmakers were quick to criticize the plan, saying it effectively delays much-needed regulations on PFAS chemicals, which have been linked to cancer and other health d...
No Valentines from the U.S. EPA today. Their new management plan for PFAS chemicals is weak. It fails to protect public health and the environment in big ways. Another reason why it's so important for states like Washington to keep leading with strong protections for drinking water, people, and orcas. Go Washington! ... See MoreSee Less
"But a failure to focus on prevention, a failure to acknowledge the role of the environment in causing cancer, and a failure to allocate funds to prevention research, are all failures for public health." - Dr. Lauren Vandenberg, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences. ... See MoreSee Less
A new study finds that kids who are exposed before birth to chemicals that are commonly used in consumer products — parabens, phthalates and PFAS— can have reduced lung function when they are older. The Washington Legislature has an opportunity to address these chemicals this year in the Pollution Prevention for Our Future Act. Take action here: bit.ly/toxicsout... See MoreSee Less
Are you breastfeeding or pregnant with your first child? You may be eligible to participate in a study to learn about how chemicals in products pollute our bodies. The results from the study will inform future policy to better protect families. Fill out this form and we'll get in touch with more information. ... See MoreSee Less