PFAS

 A passive PFAS water monitoring device.
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Connecticut has banned the use of PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam and food containers.

There’s been a massive scallop die-off over the last two years in eastern Long Island. New York’s commitment to the environment, a push to clean up PFAS, and Governor Lamont’s emergency powers have been extended.

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The Environmental Working Group (EWG), an advocacy organization, released a report on Wednesday revealing that more than 40,000 industrial and municipal sites are known to use PFAS across the country. It’s part of a push to clean up the so-called forever chemicals.

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The Suffolk County Water Authority hopes President Biden’s infrastructure bill will provide funding to clean up drinking water on Long Island.

Senators Introduce Bill To Ban PFAS In Cosmetics

Jun 15, 2021
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.
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Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine introduced a bill Tuesday that bans the use of toxic PFAS chemicals in manufacturing cosmetics.

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