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PFAS Campaign

Ensure PFAS free Drinking Water Series,

Part 1 on 12/6/22 at 12 pm or 7 pm

EST(Virtual via Zoom)

I invite you to learn more about ensuring safe drinking water from per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The EPA has recognized this classification of persistent hazardous chemicals. Register for Ensure PFAS free Drinking Water on 12/6/22 at 12 pm or 7 pm (Virtual via Zoom) PFAS compounds are pervasive in our society. They are found in our bodies, household dust, clothing, cosmetics, and many other products we use daily and in drinking water. Learn about PFAS and how to engage your municipality in testing their drinking water for these toxic bioaccumulating chemicals. Whether you are a municipal or elected leader, water specialist, environmentalist, or citizen, you will be introduced to the information you need to test your drinking water for PFAS or to request your municipality test the community's drinking water for PFAS. You will be introduced to three toolkits. The Engaging Municipalities in the PFAS Testing Toolkit - which will include: History Define and share their uses Health and Environmental Harms Regulations or lack thereof Potential PFAS Contamination Sites Maps for your community Laboratory Testing: EPA and DEP Certified Labs and How to Test for PFAS How to Avoid Sources of PFAS At-home drinking water filtration How to avoid, limit, and test for PFAS in drinking water. Solutions for PFAS contamination include UCMR5. PFAS Talking Points Toolkit - Provides information on topics of concern around PFAS: military sites, health, biosolids, etc. Media Toolkit - Outlines how to locate your legislators, phone scripts, social posts, and how to write letters to the editor, If you want to learn more and have support with testing your water for PFAS and cannot attend a meeting, please email Tamela Trussell at movepastplastic@gmail.com to request a personal presentation that fits your schedule.

Ensure PFAS free Drinking Water Series,

Part 1 on 12/6/22 at 12 pm or 7 pm

EST(Virtual via Zoom)

You will be shown step-by-step how to reach out to your municipal stakeholders. You will learn how to locate your drinking water facility, determine if your water has been tested, and who, how, and when to approach stakeholders. You will learn what message to convey to solicit your request to test the drinking and wastewater. We will review the 10 min. ppt slides presentation and how to add your local contamination maps. If you want to learn more and have support with testing your water for PFAS and cannot attend a meeting, please email Tamela Trussell at movepastplastic@gmail.com to request a personal presentation that fits your schedule.

Watch Party followed by Conversation

with experts

TBA Virtual Emmy award winning Groundswell Rising Watch Party Guest Speakers: award winning producer Producer/ Director Renard Cohen and Brian Van Korn TRAILER. Artist4Earth.com TBA The Devil We Know, Directed by Stephanie Soechtig, Jeremy Seifert. TRAILER Guest Speakers: TBA TBA Dark Water Film, TRAILER Guest Speakers: TBA

PFAS Presentation/Discussion (also may

be requested)

12/ TBA /22 General PFAS Presentation by request: Local PFAS Presentation - includes “your” potential local PFAS contamination sites from maps

Forever chemicals' found in local waters as

state and feds seek to limit exposure

by Crispin Havener Tuesday, November 23rd 2021 WJAL NEW

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Safe Drinking Water (DEP-BSDW) is hosting a public comment period to define regulation standards for the dangerous, bioaccumulating, PFAS chemicals in January, 2022. We need you to tell the state environmental regulators to implement strong PFAS standards to protect the health and environment of all Pennsylvanians. PFAS have been a known hazardous chemical by the Environmental Protection Agency and DEP since 2000 but are not currently regulated. There are an estimated 6000 different types of PFAS chemicals. The Environmental Protection Agency found 29,900 industrial sites that are known or suspected of using toxic PFAS. These “forever” chemicals build up in the human bloodstream causing many health harms. These especially impact the health of infants and children. They are shown to cause serious illnesses including some cancers, thyroid conditions, ulcerative colitis, elevated cholesterol, suppress immune response to vaccines, decrease womens’ fertility and birth weight. The DEP-BSDW needs to address these health harms by implementing the following protections against PFAS-related pollution: 1. Monitor and Report for 18 PFAS listed in the test 537.1 during all four quarters 2. If MCL (Maximum Contamination Level) is found to be above 1-6ppt in 2 consecutive quarters: Begin implementation of methods to decrease contamination (i.e. filtration systems, finding source & stopping it there) 3. Set the MCLs at 6 ppt for the 18 PFAS in the 537.1 test as advised by the Delaware Riverkeepers Network (DRN). 4. Require inspections at all wells one-half mile from potential sources of PFAS contamination including military bases, fire training schools/sites, airports, landfills, manufacturing facilities, and state/federal cleanup sites. Over one million Pennsylvania residents get their drinking water from a private well. Drinking water from these wells are not regulated. 5. Hold chemical manufacturers of PFAS and the products that use them financially and physically accountable for their impacts and cleanup by implementing producer responsibility regulations. To contact DEP and share your concern you can sign onto a petition letter and/or create and send your own thoughts by clicking the link below.

To Be Announced

Please submit your comments to DEP and/or sign MPP’s PA PFAS campaign letter to DEP (NOTE: public comment currently not open.)

A wealth of information on

everything PFAS

State-by-State Regulation of PFAS Substances in

Drinking Water

Look for possible PFAS contamination

sites near you.

There are 2 types of maps by the Environmental Working Group, EWG. One for Suspected industrial discharges and one for PFAS Contamination in the U.S. (October 4, 2021). This displays military sites and drinking water. Bare in mind there are many more untested and unidentified sites with possible PFAS contamination that have not been mapped. "Legacy Landfill" are one type of sites that are not mentioned or tested at all. NOTE: Carefully hover your mouse so that it turns into a hand with a pointed index finger. Then click your left mouse button to populate the name and PFAS data on that site. It is a little glitchy. Zooming in can help. PFAS Contamination in the U.S. (October 4, 2021)
Register for PFAS Presentation Part 1 Register for PFAS Presentation Part 2 Watch  WJAL PFAS Report PFAS  Project

For more things you can do.

Celebrates:

The transition to Independence from SUPs Becoming informed Joining together to make changes by supporting campaign partners •Supporting BFFPP and reaching out to our legislators to support it.

Solutions to PFAS

Request a Presentation

Join this PA PFAS Multi-site Health Study

Are you eligible? We are currently recruiting adults (ages 18+) and children (ages 4-17) who lived in the following Bucks and Montgomery townships between 2005 and 2017: Horsham, Ivyland, Warminster, Warrington, Abington, Hatboro, Northampton, Upper Dublin, Upper Moreland, Upper Southampton, or Warwick. Children whose mothers lived in these areas between 2005 and 2017, prior to their child's birth, may also be eligible to participate.

What are PFAS and why are they

dangerous? Is teflon safe?

PFAS were common in clothing and non-stick cookware like teflon. Now they're linked to serious health effects... and they live on in drinking water across the country. What are PFAS and are PFAS dangerous?

Products containing PFAS

Sources of these compounds have been used extensively in consumer products from computer chips to a bag of popcorn.  You can find them in products such as carpets, clothing, fabrics for furniture, paper packaging for food, and other materials (e.g., cookware) designed to be waterproof, stain-resistant, or non-stick.   They are used in industrial equipment, firefighting form, clothing and equipment. They are most prevalent in the fossil fuel, petrochemical, and plastics industries.

NEW REPORT: FRACKING WITH “FOREVER

CHEMICALS”

VIDEO in Spanish

“Forever Chemicals”: In Our Water: PFAS Response Town Hall in Spanish These “forever chemicals” were found in all of the nine products tested by the Ecology Center of Michigan and Sierra Club and marketed as “eco” or “natural” and eight of the nine exceeded screening levels set by the state of Maine. PFAS in fertilizers could cause garden crops to be a source of exposure for home gardeners. T
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PFAS Campaign

Ensure PFAS free Drinking Water

Series, Part 1 on 12/6/22 at 12 pm or 7

pm EST(Virtual via Zoom)

I invite you to learn more about ensuring safe drinking water from per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The EPA has recognized this classification of persistent hazardous chemicals. Register for Ensure PFAS free Drinking Water on 12/6/22 at 12 pm or 7 pm (Virtual via Zoom) PFAS compounds are pervasive in our society. They are found in our bodies, household dust, clothing, cosmetics, and many other products we use daily and in drinking water. Learn about PFAS and how to engage your municipality in testing their drinking water for these toxic bioaccumulating chemicals. Whether you are a municipal or elected leader, water specialist, environmentalist, or citizen, you will be introduced to the information you need to test your drinking water for PFAS or to request your municipality test the community's drinking water for PFAS. You will be introduced to three toolkits. The Engaging Municipalities in the PFAS Testing Toolkit - which will include: History Define and share their uses Health and Environmental Harms Regulations or lack thereof Potential PFAS Contamination Sites Maps for your community Laboratory Testing: EPA and DEP Certified Labs and How to Test for PFAS How to Avoid Sources of PFAS At-home drinking water filtration How to avoid, limit, and test for PFAS in drinking water. Solutions for PFAS contamination include UCMR5. PFAS Talking Points Toolkit - Provides information on topics of concern around PFAS: military sites, health, biosolids, etc. Media Toolkit - Outlines how to locate your legislators, phone scripts, social posts, and how to write letters to the editor, If you want to learn more and have support with testing your water for PFAS and cannot attend a meeting, please email Tamela Trussell at movepastplastic@gmail.com to request a personal presentation that fits your schedule.

Ensure PFAS free Drinking Water

Series, Part 1 on 12/6/22 at 12 pm or 7

pm EST(Virtual via Zoom)

You will be shown step-by-step how to reach out to your municipal stakeholders. You will learn how to locate your drinking water facility, determine if your water has been tested, and who, how, and when to approach stakeholders. You will learn what message to convey to solicit your request to test the drinking and wastewater. We will review the 10 min. ppt slides presentation and how to add your local contamination maps. If you want to learn more and have support with testing your water for PFAS and cannot attend a meeting, please email Tamela Trussell at movepastplastic@gmail.com to request a personal presentation that fits your schedule.

Watch Party followed by

Conversation with experts

TBA Virtual Emmy award winning Groundswell Rising Watch Party Guest Speakers: award winning producer Producer/ Director Renard Cohen and Brian Van Korn TRAILER. Artist4Earth.com TBA The Devil We Know, Directed by Stephanie Soechtig, Jeremy Seifert. TRAILER Guest Speakers: TBA TBA Dark Water Film, TRAILER Guest Speakers: TBA

PFAS Presentation/Discussion (also

may be requested)

12/ TBA /22 General PFAS Presentation by request: Local PFAS Presentation - includes “your” potential local PFAS contamination sites from maps

Forever chemicals' found in local

waters as state and feds seek to limit

exposure

by Crispin Havener Tuesday, November 23rd 2021 WJAL NEW

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Safe Drinking Water (DEP-BSDW) is hosting a public comment period to define regulation standards for the dangerous, bioaccumulating, PFAS chemicals in January, 2022. We need you to tell the state environmental regulators to implement strong PFAS standards to protect the health and environment of all Pennsylvanians. PFAS have been a known hazardous chemical by the Environmental Protection Agency and DEP since 2000 but are not currently regulated. There are an estimated 6000 different types of PFAS chemicals. The Environmental Protection Agency found 29,900 industrial sites that are known or suspected of using toxic PFAS. These “forever” chemicals build up in the human bloodstream causing many health harms. These especially impact the health of infants and children. They are shown to cause serious illnesses including some cancers, thyroid conditions, ulcerative colitis, elevated cholesterol, suppress immune response to vaccines, decrease womens’ fertility and birth weight. The DEP-BSDW needs to address these health harms by implementing the following protections against PFAS-related pollution: 1. Monitor and Report for 18 PFAS listed in the test 537.1 during all four quarters 2. If MCL (Maximum Contamination Level) is found to be above 1- 6ppt in 2 consecutive quarters: Begin implementation of methods to decrease contamination (i.e. filtration systems, finding source & stopping it there) 3. Set the MCLs at 6 ppt for the 18 PFAS in the 537.1 test as advised by the Delaware Riverkeepers Network (DRN). 4. Require inspections at all wells one-half mile from potential sources of PFAS contamination including military bases, fire training schools/sites, airports, landfills, manufacturing facilities, and state/federal cleanup sites. Over one million Pennsylvania residents get their drinking water from a private well. Drinking water from these wells are not regulated. 5. Hold chemical manufacturers of PFAS and the products that use them financially and physically accountable for their impacts and cleanup by implementing producer responsibility regulations. To contact DEP and share your concern you can sign onto a petition letter and/or create and send your own thoughts by clicking the link below.

To Be Announced

Please submit your comments to DEP and/or sign MPP’s PA PFAS campaign letter to DEP (NOTE: public comment currently not open.)

A wealth of

information on

everything PFAS

State-by-State Regulation of PFAS Substances in

Drinking Water

Look for possible PFAS

contamination sites near you.

There are 2 types of maps by the Environmental Working Group, EWG. One for Suspected industrial discharges and one for PFAS Contamination in the U.S. (October 4, 2021). This displays military sites and drinking water. Bare in mind there are many more untested and unidentified sites with possible PFAS contamination that have not been mapped. "Legacy Landfill" are one type of sites that are not mentioned or tested at all. NOTE: Carefully hover your mouse so that it turns into a hand with a pointed index finger. Then click your left mouse button to populate the name and PFAS data on that site. It is a little glitchy. Zooming in can help. PFAS Contamination in the U.S. (October 4, 2021)
Register for PFAS Presentation Part 1 Register for PFAS Presentation Part 2 Watch  WJAL PFAS Report PFAS  Project
For More Information and Registration For More Information and Registration

For more things you can do.

Celebrates:

The transition to Independence from SUPs Becoming informed Joining together to make changes by supporting campaign partners •Supporting BFFPP and reaching out to our legislators to support it.

Solutions to PFAS

Request a Presentation

Join this PA PFAS Multi-site Health

Study

Are you eligible? We are currently recruiting adults (ages 18+) and children (ages 4-17) who lived in the following Bucks and Montgomery townships between 2005 and 2017: Horsham, Ivyland, Warminster, Warrington, Abington, Hatboro, Northampton, Upper Dublin, Upper Moreland, Upper Southampton, or Warwick. Children whose mothers lived in these areas between 2005 and 2017, prior to their child's birth, may also be eligible to participate.

What are PFAS and why are they

dangerous? Is teflon safe?

PFAS were common in clothing and non-stick cookware like teflon. Now they're linked to serious health effects... and they live on in drinking water across the country. What are PFAS and are PFAS dangerous?

Products containing PFAS

Sources of these compounds have been used extensively in consumer products from computer chips to a bag of popcorn.  You can find them in products such as carpets, clothing, fabrics for furniture, paper packaging for food, and other materials (e.g., cookware) designed to be waterproof, stain-resistant, or non-stick.   They are used in industrial equipment, firefighting form, clothing and equipment. They are most prevalent in the fossil fuel, petrochemical, and plastics industries.

NEW REPORT: FRACKING WITH “FOREVER

CHEMICALS”

VIDEO in Spanish

“Forever Chemicals”: In Our Water: PFAS Response Town Hall in Spanish These “forever chemicals” were found in all of the nine products tested by the Ecology Center of Michigan and Sierra Club and marketed as “eco” or “natural” and eight of the nine exceeded screening levels set by the state of Maine. PFAS in fertilizers could cause garden crops to be a source of exposure for home gardeners. T
Request a PRESENTATIONS