Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) induce epigenetic alterations and promote human breast cell carcinogenesis in vitro

Study demonstrates that exposure of human breast epithelial cells to PFOA and PFOS induced an increase in cell proliferation, cell migration, and invasion potential. July 22, 2020 | Archives of Toxicology

Measurement of Novel, Drinking Water-Associated PFAS in Blood from Adults and Children in Wilmington, North Carolina

Researchers detected novel PFAS substances called “fluoroethers” in blood from residents of Wilmington, North Carolina. July 22, 2020 | Environmental Health Perspectives, Volume 128

Former Firefighter’s Wife Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against PFAS Manufacturers and Distributors

Plaintiff alleges that her deceased husband’s exposure to PFAS in fire foam during his nearly 40-year firefighting career led to the leukemia that resulted in his death. July 17, 2020 | In re Aqueous Film-Forming Foams Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2873 (D.S.C.)

Washington Water Company Sues Department of Defense and PFAS Manufacturers for over Contamination

Lakewood Water District in Washington sued the Department of Defense, Air Force, Army and PFAS manufacturers, alleging it will pay over $377 million in attempts to mitigate PFAS contamination from firefighting foam used on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The Water District is seeking transfer of the case to the South Carolina AFFF MDL. July 16, 2020 | Lakewood…

Are Melamine and Its Derivatives the Alternatives for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance (PFAS) Fabric Treatments in Infant Clothes?

Study investigates the occurrence of a large suite of PFAS and melamine compounds in infant clothing items. July 14, 2020 | Environmental Science & Technology