Toxic Regulation News | NTP Finding on PFOA Cancer Risks May Spur Prop. 65 Listing, Bolster Torts

Jeffrey Dintzer and Greg Berlin comment on the impact of a technical report by the National Toxicology Program that found evidence of carcinogenic activity in laboratory rats exposed to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). July 29, 2020 | Bloomberg Environment

Shareholders Claim Chemours Officers Profited From Hiding PFAS Liability and Seek $4 Billion Return

In two separate derivative suits, shareholders of Chemours Co. claim that the company’s officers concealed the massive PFAS liabilities the company inherited from DuPont. Plaintiffs allege that the officers executed “coordinated” sales of company stock before public disclosure of the company’s PFAS liability resulted in plummeting stock value. July 27, 2020 | Lee v. Brown, et al.,…

Exposure to elevated per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in early pregnancy is related to increased risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: A nested case-control study in Shanghai, China

Researchers measure 12 PFAS substances in 2,460 pregnant women at 16-20 weeks. July 24, 2020 | Environment International, Volume 143

New Study Finds PFOA Is Carcinogenic: What Are the California Proposition 65 Implications?

State attorneys general are criticizing the EPA for not taking a stronger A report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services may result in the listing of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) – one of the most widely produced compounds of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – as a carcinogen under California’s Proposition 65. This…