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US EPA orders packaging firm Inhance to stop making PFAS

by Chemical & Engineering News | December 6, 2023
The US Environmental Protection Agency is cracking down on a fluorination process that enhances the barrier properties of certain plastic containers. The agency says the process, used by Inhance Technologies to treat millions of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic containers each year ...

Report faults US EPA review of new chemicals

by Chemical & Engineering News | August 4, 2023
“This report signifies that the public health threat posed by the unending stream of new chemicals entering the marketplace remains largely unabated,” Kyla Bennett, science policy director at the nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), says in a statement ...

Is fluorinating polyethylene a health threat?

by Chemical & Engineering News | February 5, 2023
Kyla Bennett is fed up with the pollution flowing into her house through its water pipes. “I can’t drink my water. I’m not supposed to shower in my water. And we’ve been waiting now 2 years for this filtration plant to come on line. It’s costing us, the taxpayers, $9 million,” ...

EPA confirms fluorinated containers leach PFAS

by Chemical & Engineering News | September 8, 2022
The EPA is asking pesticide makers to analyze their products for PFAS and remove those that are contaminated from the market. “Relying on industry to self-report is problematic,” says Kyla Bennett, Director of Science Policy at the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a ...

How to define PFAS

by Chemical & Engineering News | July 1, 2022
“The definition is the fundamental building block for regulation and EPA has an obligation to explain the basis for its PFAS definition,” says Kyla Bennett, science policy director for the advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). “EPA’s current ...
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