Yale Forum On Toxic PFAS Examines Public Health Impact

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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.

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York announced new legislation this week that would limit the levels of the toxic chemical PFAS in water sources.

PFAS Testing Begins In 3 Connecticut Rivers

Nov 7, 2019
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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.

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Environmental advocates in Connecticut are urging the state to adopt a plan to address the toxic chemical PFAS. A state task force delivered the plan to the governor this week.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut wants the Federal Aviation Administration to stop the use of PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam at airports around the country.