U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut wants the U.S. military to stop purchasing products that contain PFAS, a toxic chemical commonly found in firefighting foam, food service ware, carpets, rugs and cosmetics.
Researchers, regulators and state agencies from Connecticut and New York discussed the latest findings around PFAS, the so-called “forever chemicals,” at a symposium last week at Yale School of Public Health.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the University of Rhode Island have begun monitoring three rivers in eastern Connecticut for possible PFAS contamination. The Salmon, The Quinebaug and the Natchaug Rivers are near the Rhode Island border.