Articles by Sharon Lerner on the global contamination crisis surrounding toxic industrial chemicals such as PFOA, PFOS, and GenX. The U.S. has refused to regulate the chemicals in this class, known as PFAS, despite the fact that they persist indefinitely in the environment and have been linked to cancer and many other illnesses.
Massive Quantities of PFAS Waste Go Unreported to EPA
US Ecology failed to report more than 11 million pounds of PFAS-contaminated waste at its facility in Beatty, Nevada.
Chemours Claims Toxic PFAS Chemical GenX Protects the Climate
The DuPont spinoff claims that the transition away from fossil fuels depends on its cancer-causing PFAS chemical GenX.
New Hampshire Town Polluted With PFAS Has Elevated Cancer Rates
The level of PFOA in the blood of Merrimack residents was almost three times the 2015-2016 national average.
People Exposed to PFAS Criticize EPA Action Plan as Too Little, Too Late
Community advocates and environmental groups pointed out that the EPA has promised action on toxic PFAS pollution for many years.
Firefighters Denied Coverage by Veterans Affairs After Exposure to PFAS Firefighting Foam
The VA and insurers have rejected claims from firefighters despite evidence linking PFAS foam and disease.