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  • Bill To Ban PFAS Chemicals From Food Packaging Would Eliminate Major Source of Exposure

    WASHINGTON – A bill introduced today in Congress would ban the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS from use in a primary source of exposure to the compounds. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) introduced the “Keep Food Containers Safe from PFAS Act of 2019.” The act would ban the use of PFAS on any paper used […]

  • Report: Coal’s Poisonous Legacy. Groundwater Contaminated by Coal Ash Across the U.S.

    A review from the Fluoride Network This new report by The Environmental Integrity Project, Coal’s Poisonous Legacy. Groundwater Contaminated by Coal Ash Across the U.S., is a much needed update on the issue. Throughout the report, the health-based threshold that was used for fluoride was 4 mg/L. For “unsafe groundwater caused by coal ash” 7% […]

  • Firefighters call for fluorine-free foam at international POPs meeting

    Group rejects exemption for foam in global PFOA ban A group of firefighters and fire safety experts on Wednesday called on international negotiators to ban fluorinated chemicals in firefighting foam. Delegates from more than 180 countries are in Geneva this week for the annual meeting of the UN’s Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (POPs). […]

  • ‘Forever Chemicals’ Ruin Dairies

    CLOVIS, N.M. (DTN) — Food may be the next frontier in research on a wide array of potentially toxic chemicals increasingly showing up in drinking water and groundwater nationally. Art Schaap and Fred Stone milk dairy cows more than 2,000 miles from each other, but right now, neither one of them can sell their milk. […]

  • Charcoal toothpaste not all it’s cracked up to be – a key message for ADA’s Dental Health

    Charcoal toothpaste not all it’s cracked up to be – a key message for the ADA’s Dental Health Week August 5-11 A new report in the British Dental Journal (BDJ) May 2019 has concluded there are a range of harmful attributes surrounding charcoal toothpaste use. Used in Australia and around the world, manufacturers typically claim […]

  • Arsenic in Some Bottled Water Brands at Unsafe Levels, Consumer Reports Says

    Note from the Fluoride Action Network: This article by Consumer Reports is important because there are many people living in fluoridated communities that buy bottled water to avoid fluoride. If you drink a particular brand of spring water it would be wise to either call the producer and request the levels of all tested contaminants […]

  • USEPA Draft Interim Recommendations to Address Groundwater Contaminated with Perfluorooctanoic Acid and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate

    This draft document is solely for the purpose of public comment. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency determination or policy until it is finalized. PURPOSE This guidance provides interim recommendations for addressing groundwater contaminated with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and/or perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) at sites being evaluated and addressed […]

  • SCV Water shuts down well after testing for suspected carcinogen

    SCV [Santa Clara Valley] Water has shut down one of its wells after tests for a non-stick chemical revealed levels that exceeded the response level — a level set by the state calling for the removal of a drinking water source. The chemical is part of a family of manmade chemicals referred to as PFAS […]

  • Florida health officials delayed notifying residents about tainted water, emails show

    Florida officials delayed telling residents about bad water It took months for the Florida Department of Health to notify the neighbors of the State Fire College in Ocala about potentially elevated levels of dangerous chemicals contaminating their well water, emails show. OCALA Linda Lawson thought little of drinking the water from the decades-old well in […]

  • Distribution of fluoride contamination in drinking water resources and health risk assessment using geographic information system, northwest Iran.

    Highlights Fluorosis is a considerable health problem worldwide. High concentrations fluoride above 3 mg l?1 may cause dental and skeletal fluorosis. HQ indicated health risk assessment in relation to F- concentration for children and adults were significant. The fluoride contamination must be reduced in this study area to decrease endemic fluorosis. Abstract This paper considers […]