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.
Webinar: PFAS destruction products are increasingly commercially available, with technologies like Aquagga’s hydrothermal alkaline treatment, or HALT, and Regenesis’s PlumeStop, an in-situ colloidal activated carbon, or CAC.
"They're saying, 'Hey, doctors, if you're treating patients who live in PFAS-contaminated areas, you need to do more for these patients,'" said Jamie DeWitt, an immunotoxicologist at East Carolina University.
Alternatives to single use plastic like paper wrappers and compostable bowls can test higher for total fluorine, owing to water and grease repellents that contain PFAS.
April 5, 2023
Fibre-based moulded bowls, which are marketed as “compostable,” had PFAS levels three to 10 times higher than doughnut and pastry bags. PFAS are added to these bowls and bags as a water- and grease-repellent.