PFAS

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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.

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PFAS, common chemicals used to make everything from pizza boxes to take-out containers, are associated with risk of miscarriages, according to a new study from Yale. 

Yale Forum On Toxic PFAS Examines Public Health Impact

Dec 16, 2019
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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
Brian Scott-Smith

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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