Chemical Watch

US standards body rejects appeal seeking PFAS-free firefighting gear

by Chemical Watch | September 14, 2021
‘“We’re disappointed, but not surprised” by the vote, said Kyla Bennett, science policy director with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), which is assisting the IAFF with legal and scientific advice.   She said the 2006 standard – examining how ...

US firefighters push for end to test that prevents PFAS-free gear

by Chemical Watch | August 23, 2021
“A change in the NFPA standard could have reverberations in the US and beyond, according to Kyla Bennett, a scientist and attorney with the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), which has advocated for PFAS-free protective clothing.   If the substances are ...

Industry group calls NGO report on PFASs in synthetic turf ‘inaccurate’

by Chemical Watch | October 17, 2019
US industry group the Synthetic Turf Council has dismissed as “inaccurate” a recent NGO report claiming to have found per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in samples of the artificial turf used on playing fields. The study, conducted by Public Employees for Environmental ...