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Westfield weighs PFAS concerns in considering a new synthetic field; vote is Tuesday

by Mass Live | April 22, 2024
“Forever chemicals” might be lurking again in Westfield, this time behind a proposed synthetic turf field for Westfield High School, a renovation that many in the community say is decades overdue. City councilors are set to vote Tuesday on whether to approve new athletic fields at ...

EPA targets ‘forever chemicals’ in pesticides

by E&E News | September 2, 2022
“We know how dangerous PFAS are, we know where the vast majority are coming from, and we must turn off the tap of all nonessential PFAS uses,” said Kyla Bennett, who directs science policy for PEER. “Removing PFAS from the approved list of inert ingredients for pesticides ...

Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ detected in Cambridge drinking water; city to spend $2 million per month switching to alternative water source, officials say

by Mass Live | August 29, 2022
Kyla Bennett, director of science policy for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility in New England, told the Boston Globe she doesn’t think Cambridge residents should be using or drinking the city’s water right now. She encouraged residents to purchase PFAS filters “I ...
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