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20 May With new EPA advisory, dozens of communities suddenly have dangerous drinking water. New federal standards may unify what has been an inconsistent official response to the presence of these perfluorinated chemicals in drinking water. They will also create official water contamination crises in dozens of cities across the country. The Intercept.

20 May EPA issues tighter limits for industrial chemical in water. Federal regulators are tightening the limit for human exposure to an industrial chemical used for decades to make such widely used consumer products as non-stick pans, stain-resistant carpets and microwave popcorn bags. Associated Press.

19 May Fire foams contamination concerns at Shoalhaven bases. Firefighters were so sure that toxic foams used at defence bases to extinguish liquid fires were harmless, that they used them to wash their dinner plates. Australia ABC News.

19 May New York state PFOA blood results pending. The state Department of Health is expected next week to begin releasing the results of blood tests for hundreds of Rensselaer County residents who were exposed to a dangerous chemical that polluted drinking-water supplies in Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh. Albany Times Union.

13 May Study: PFCs reduce ability to breastfeed. One of the dangerous chemicals found in a city-owned well has been linked to shorter breastfeeding times for mothers who had been exposed to higher levels of perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA. Portsmouth Herald.

12 May The improvisational oncologist. In an era of rapidly proliferating, precisely targeted treatments, every cancer case has to be played by ear. New York Times.

11 May Perfluorinated chemicals taint drinking water. Linked to health problems, PFOA and PFOS leave a legacy that EPA is just starting to address. Chemical & Engineering News.

6 May Blood runs high over failure to test for perfluorinated chemicals. In April 2015, Department of Defence officials arranged blood tests for 75 civilians in the Queensland town of Oakey. The government has refused to finance more tests, citing federal and state health authorities that say blood tests have no medical value. Sydney Morning Herald.

5 May Hassan tells EPA to 'more move quickly' on PFC advisory. Gov. Maggie Hassan wants the federal Environmental Protection Agency ?to move more quickly? to set a lifetime health advisory for two contaminants of emerging concern. Portsmouth Herald.

4 May Pease water community group mulls health study. The Community Assistance Panel for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry began what they acknowledged would be the substantial work needed to decide if they can conduct a health study for people exposed to contaminated water at the former Pease Air Force Base. Portsmouth Herald.

3 May Should you be worried about PFOA in drinking water? Here's what we know. Over the past few months, several communities in upstate New York and New England have detected PFOA ? perfluorooctanoic acid, or C8, a chemical linked to a range of health issues from cancer to thyroid disease ? in their drinking water. The Conversation.

29 Apr C8 plaintiffs demand DuPont merger documents. Plaintiffs suing DuPont Co. over alleged exposure to the toxic chemical C8 want to know who is going to pay the $1 billion in damages they are seeking. Wilmington News Journal.

26 Apr Concern grows over tainted drinking water. Vermont, New Hampshire and New York expand efforts to find out how much of a potentially toxic chemical is in drinking water. Wall Street Journal.

25 Apr Firefighters seek new law to ban flame retardants. Amid growing concern that flame retardants are responsible for elevated cancer rates in firefighters, Massachusetts lawmakers are pushing legislation that would go further than any other state?s in banning the use of chemicals meant to slow the spread of fires. Boston Globe.

21 Apr Bid to expand incinerator at landfill sparks ire in Saugus. Nearly every day over the past four decades, two boilers have brewed intense fires that burn 1,500 tons of trash at the incinerator that looms over Rumney Marsh Reservation, a wildlife sanctuary the state considers a critical environmental concern. Boston Globe.


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