Congress opens the door for fluorine-free firefighting foams

On October 5, federal legislation was enacted which will allow commercial airports in the U.S. to use firefighting foams without PFAS.  Until now, FAA rules have required airports to use firefighting foams that meet the U.S. military’s specification, which requires the use of PFAS.  Firefighting foam is a major source of PFAS contamination, so this should mean healthier drinking water for those living near airports.…

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Deal Would Allow Airports to Stop Using PFAS-containing Foams

October 2, 2018

A provision in legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration allow airports to use firefighting foams that don’t contain fluorinated chemicals.

Commercial airports are currently required to follow standards outlined in military specifications, which call for fluorinated foams to be used.

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Circle of Blue: Perfluorinated Chemicals Health Study Included in Congress Budget Deal

March 22, 2018

House and Senate negotiators secured $10 million in the fiscal year 2018 budget for a study of people on military bases who were exposed to perfluorinated chemicals, also known as PFAS

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Colorado Springs Business Journal: Chemicals Most Seminal Health Challenge

February 16, 2018

In January 2016, the CSBJ reported highly fluorinated toxic industrial chemicals called PFCs contaminated drinking water provided to more than 80,000 residents of Fountain, Security and Widefield

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