PFAS

“PFAS and Health Effects: Scientists and Activists Working Together” – Webinar Recording from November 16th, 2021

Webinar recording of "PFAS and Health Effects: Scientists and Activists Working Together"

Dr. Laurel Schaider is a Senior Scientist at Silent Spring Institute where she leads the Institute’s water quality research on PFAS and other contaminants of emerging concern. She studies PFAS chemicals in drinking water, consumer products, and food, drinking water contamination from septic systems, and environmental justice disparities in drinking water quality. Download the Presentation … Read more

PFAS Advisory – MA asks people to limit or not eat fish caught in 5 Cape Cod ponds

On Tuesday, November 2nd, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued an advisory for people to limit or exclude fish from five Upper Cape Cod ponds from their diet. “You can remove PFAS from well water with filters. Unfortunately, there’s no way to remove PFAS from fish.” – Dr. Laurel Schaider, Senior Scientist, Silent Spring … Read more

California becomes the 7th state to ban PFAS in food packaging

On October 5, 2021, California became the seventh state to pass legislation to ban PFAS in food packaging. PFAS chemicals have been linked to a wide range of health effects including immune system toxicity, elevated cholesterol, delayed mammary gland development, effects on the thyroid and liver, and cancer. Scientists are concerned that exposure to chemicals … Read more

Testimonial to Joint Committee on Public Health 10/7/21

Poster for our campaign to Ban PFAS in Food Packaging

Senator Joanne M. Comerford, ChairRepresentative Marjorie C. Decker, ChairSenator Susan L. Moran, Vice ChairRepresentative Brian W. Murray, Vice Chair Re: Support for H.2348, an Act to ban the use of PFAS in food packaging and S.1494, an Act relative to chemicals in food packaging Dear Chair Comerford, Chair Decker, and members of the Joint Committee … Read more