There are more than 12,000 types of PFAS, not all of which can be detected with current tests; the U.S. Geological Survey study tested for the presence of 32 types.
July 5, 2023
At least 45% of the nation’s tap water is estimated to have one or more types of the chemicals known as per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances, or PFAS, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Study finds that PFAS detection was positively associated with the number of PFAS sources and proportions of people of color who are served by a water system.
May 17, 2023
This is the first peer-reviewed study to show sociodemographic disparities in drinking water PFAS exposures and to statistically link sources such as landfills and airports to PFAS concentrations in community water systems.
According to a news release from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, over two dozen public water systems in West Virginia have detectable levels of so-called "forever chemicals."
With one use, this sponge filtered lead to below detectable levels.
May 11, 2023
"This work may be pertinent to water quality issues both locally and globally," says Benjamin Shindel, a Ph.D. student in Germany. "We want to see this out in the world, where it can make a real impact."
Funding from the bipartisan law will focus on remediating Maine drinking water of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
February 20, 2023
These grants will enable communities to improve local water infrastructure and reduce emerging contaminants in drinking water by implementing solutions such as installing necessary treatment solutions.