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Bulletin # 69, PFAS Targets Specific PFAS to target organ exposures Specific PFAS Target Organ(s) Chain Length PFBA Liver1 4 PFBS Brain2 5 PFBS Developing fetus & Development3 5 PFBS Kidneys3 5 PFBS Reproductive Systems3 5 PFBS Thyroid3 5 PFHpS…

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Bulletin #68: Safety Bulletin Check the labels on your 5-gallon pails, 55-gallon drums or totes. If any of the following phrases are printed on the container, please stop using them: AFFF, AR-AFFF OR C-6 AFFF FOAMS These foams contain intentionally…
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Bulletin #67: Multi-district litigation The Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) multi-district litigation (MDL) is presently going through a pre-trial consolidation of more than 3,019 cases on the use of PFAS in AFFF.1 The defendants are asserting the government contractor defense protection…
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Bulletin #66, Precursors ‘All fluorinated firefighting foams characterised to date contain polyfluorinated precursors to the regulated PFAS, so conventional analysis such as the use of EPA methods 533 and 537.1 cannot assess the concentrations of principle PFAS in most fluorinated…
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Bulletin #65: A little drop will do ya ‘Put another way, a single Olympic-sized swimming pool filled with PFOS would contain enough of the chemical to contaminate the drinking water of every American, said Chris Higgins, a professor of civil…
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toxictŏk′sĭkadjective    1. Of, relating to, or caused by a toxin or other poison.    2. Capable of causing injury or death, especially by chemical means; poisonous.1 The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) has been measuring PFAS in American blood…
How are you planning to get your fire department out of PFAS?
States are utilizing action on PFAS containing firefighting foams with take-back programs given the lack of federal direction. According to BCLP (Bryan Cave Leighton Paisler), a law firm keeping up with state regulations, ‘33 states have either enacted or proposed…
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Bulletin #61, PFAS crisis management The Foam Exposure Committee recommends the following actions because there is no way presently to remove PFAS from the human body: Identify your fire department’s current firefighting foam product – does it contain PFAS? Stop…
Pressure continues to mount on PFAS in firefighting foams
Two recent announcements increase the pressure on legacy PFAS contamination and any continued use of PFOS-type AFFF foam concentrates or regrettable substitutions using PFHxS. On 15 June, the US Environmental Protection Agency issued a press release outlining interim updated drinking…
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Bulletin #59, State Actions on PFAS Contamination   State   Attorneys General Date case filed or Consent Order   Notes Alabama Shawn Sibley (general counsel) July 24, 2020 “3M to Assess Alabama PFAS Risks in ‘Precedent-Setting’ Deal (2).”1 Alaska Treg…

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