Highly Fluorinated Chemicals.

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Jennifer Field, PhD

Professor of Chemistry, Oregon State University
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In the News
Scialla M. What are PFASs, the toxic chemicals being found in drinking water? PBS NewsHour. 8/12/2016

Addady M. How to Find Out If Your Drinking Water Is Safe TIME. 8/10/2016

Scutti S. Study: Public water supply is unsafe for millions of Americans CNN. 8/9/2016

Joyce C. Federal Data Shows Firefighting Chemicals In U.S. Drinking Water Sources NPR. 8/9/2016

Walker W. Fire-Suppressing Foam’s Toxic Chemicals Detected In California Groundwater CBS Local, SF Bay Area. 5/17/2016

What We Need to Know About PFOAs Goop. 3/31/2016

New York State Announces Progress to Address Contamination at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Site and in Village Water Supply New York State Department of Health. January 2016

Esch M. Factory village’s trail of cancer leads to tap water probe Seattle Post-Intelligencer. 1/26/2016

Hazlehurst J. Study: Local water contaminated Colorado Springs Business Journal. 1/14/2016

Rich N. The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare New York Times Magazine. 1/6/2016

Grossman E. The FDA Just Banned These Chemicals in Food. Are They the Tip of the Iceberg? Civil Eats. 1/6/2016

Lerner S. Special Report: Toxic Firefighting Foam Has Contaminated U.S. Drinking Water The Intercept. 12/16/2015

Gentile A. Lexington business, EPA work to find alternative for fluorocarbons Wicked Local Lexington 10/12/2015.

Lerner S. Series: The Teflon Toxin The Intercept.

Gray K.L. Lawsuit over DuPont Teflon-making chemical C8 goes to jury Reuters 10/6/15.

Pillion D. Tennessee Riverkeeper to sue 3M, Decatur over chemicals found in river AL.com 9/23/15.

Davies E. PFCs may be immunotoxic to adults, study suggests Chemical Watch 7/31/15.

Luo I. Made-in-China Clothing for Kids Could Contain Toxic Chemicals Epoch Times 7/23/15.

Davies E. Novel fluorinated contaminants identified in China Chemical Watch 6/11/15.

Westervelt A. Sweat it out: could your sportswear be toxic? The Guardian 6/2/15.

Matthews B. Tests find ‘cocktail’ of PFCs in clothing Ecotextile 5/8/15.

Gaffey C. Fast-Food Wrappers Could Increase Miscarriage Risk by 16 Times Newsweek 4/28/15.

Pelley J. Novel Fluorinated Surfactants Discovered In Firefighters’ Blood Chemical and Engineering News 2/3/15.

Lyons C. C8 may be linked to high blood pressure in kids My Daily Sentinel 12/23/13.

New Jersey Drinking Water Quality Institute Maximum Contaminant Level Recommendations for Perfluorononanoic Acid in Drinking Water 7/1/15.

Potential Designated Chemicals: Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) Biomonitoring California 3/3/15.

Down S. Perflorooctane sulphonate toxicity: Proteomics study of liver cell damage Spectroscopy Now 1/15/15.

Høyer B., Ramlau-Hansen C., Obel C., Pedersen H., Hernik A., Ogniev V., Jönsson B., Lindh C., Rylander L., Rignell-Hydbom A., Bonde J., Toft G. (2015) Pregnancy serum concentrations of perfluorinated alkyl substances and offspring behaviour and motor development at age 5–9 years – A prospective study Environmental Health 14(2).

UBA Outdoor Jackets Test: Too many environmentally harmful chemicals in Outdoor Jackets Umwelt Bundesamt 9/7/14.

Mondal D., Weldon R., Armstrong B., Gibson J., Lopez-Espinosa M., Shin H., Fletcher T. (2014) Breastfeeding: A Potential Excretion Route for Mothers and Implications for Infant Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl Acids Environmental Health Perspectives 122(2): 187-192.

Factsheet: Perfluorochemicals (PFCs) Center for Disease Control Last updated 7/3/13.

Bridgen K., Hetherington S., Wang M., Santillo D., Johnston P. Hazardous chemicals in branded textile products on sale in 25 countries/regions during 2013 Greenpeace 6/13.

Lamontagne N. Reduced vaccine effectiveness tied to PFC exposure National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Environmental Factor 4/12.

Perfluorochemicals (PFCs) Fact Sheet Biomonitoring California 2012.

EWG’s Guide to PFCs Environmental Working Group.

Regulatory Action
Kemi tackles perfluorinated chemicals Chemical Watch 7/2/15.

US on track to phase out most long-chain perfluorinated chemicals this year Chemistry World 2/9/15.

Denmark plans restriction proposal for perfluorinated compounds Chemical Watch 2/4/15.

Hampton T. (2015) Proposed Rule Seeks to Safeguard Against Phased-Out Chemicals Journal of the American Medical Association 313(8): 785. Trager R.

Industry Action
Mathews B. Bestseller takes strong stance on textile chemicals Ecotextile News 12/2/15.

Bienkowski B. What’s poppin’ in Denmark? Popcorn with safer packaging Environmental Health News 10/29/15.

Skogsberg L. Lindex ban Perfluorinated Compounds Lindex 3/2/15.

Miller E. Is DWR yucking up the planet? SNEWS 2/22/15.

Stringer L. Danish apparel partnership aims to reduce hazardous chemicals Chemical Watch 1/28/15.