Distribution of Select Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances at a Chemical Manufacturing Plant

This study evaluates the presence and distribution of PFAS from the soil surface to groundwater and at various distances from the presumed source. It is the first report to quantify volatile PFAS in soil gas at a PFAS manufacturing facility. November 19, 2023 | Journal of Hazardous Materials

Forever Chemicals in Cat Food?

In this putative class action, pet owner plaintiffs allege that Purina falsely advertises its cat food products as healthy when the cat food allegedly contains PFAS because of the packaging. For example, the Cat Chow Complete Chicken product says it contains the “cornerstones of nutrition,” is “100% Complete & Balanced,” and is “formulated to help…

AFFF Manufacturers Hit with Another State Attorney General Lawsuit

The State of Delaware has sued 14 chemical manufacturers alleging that “PFAS compounds traceable to the use and disposal of AFFF products in Delaware now contaminate natural resources.” Delaware’s complaint specifically identifies an airport and an air force base as key sites. It highlights facts relating to its failure to warn claim, including failure to…

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in PubChem: 7 Million and Growing

In 2021, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development revised the definition of PFAS to include any chemical with at least one fully fluorinated methyl or methylene carbon atom. As a result, PubChem, one of the largest open chemical databases used in suspect screening, now contains over 7 million PFAS. October 23, 2023 | Environmental…

EPA Finalizes PFAS Reporting Rule for Manufacturers and Importers of Articles Containing PFAS

The EPA has finalized a long-pending rule on reporting and recordkeeping requirements for a class of emerging contaminants known as PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances). PFAS are commonly found in many industrial, commercial, and consumer products. Manufacturers or importers will want to look carefully at their inventories to see if they will need to report…