Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Hot Topics: PFAS & "Forever Chemicals"
Search this Guide
Hot Topics: PFAS & "Forever Chemicals": Home
PFAS in Maine
Extending Your Research
What are PFAS?
The ABCs of PFAS : Mobilizing Laboratories to Protect Communities - Association of Public Health Laboratories
Our Current Understanding of the Human Health and Environmental Risks of PFAS - Environmental Protection Agency
PFAS Fact Sheets - Interstate Technology Regulatory Council
PFAS Explained - Environmental Protection Agency
Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances (PFAS) Factsheet - Center for Disease Control
PFAS : The Forever Chemicals - Clean Water Action
PFAS: The ‘Forever Chemicals’ You Couldn’t Escape if You Tried - New York Times
A Primer on 'Forever Chemicals' - Harvard School of Public Health
Questions and Answers on PFAS in Food - Food and Drug Administration
What Even Are Forever Chemicals? - Self Magazine
PFAS in the News
EU unveils plan for ‘largest ever ban’ on dangerous chemicals - The PFAS Project
Forever Chemicals Are Widespread in U.S. Drinking Water - Scientific American
‘Forever chemicals’ may have polluted 20m acres of US cropland, study says - The Guardian
PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ Constantly Cycle Through Ground, Air and Water, Study Finds - The Guardian
Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ More Common in Tap Water Than Thought, Report Says - National Geographic
Revealed : The Dangerous Chemicals in Your Food Wrappers - The Guardian
Stay up to date
PFAS - The Guardian
News - PFAS Central
The PFAS Project
Quick Explainer Videos - Interstate Technology Regulatory Council
The ITRC's video on how PFAS got its name is above, click here for more of their videos.
The Forever Chemicals: PFAS in Maine - Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions
Informative recording of a talk by Onur Apul, Dianne Kopec, Caroline Noblet, and John Peckenham on what PFAS are, their impact, and possible solutions.
Books, Reports, and Articles
Health Impacts of Developmental Exposure to Environmental Chemicals
Reiko Kishi (Editor); Philippe Grandjean (Editor)
Exposure : Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer's Twenty-Year Battle Against DuPont
Aquatic Ecotoxicology : Advancing Tools for Dealing with Emerging Risks
Claude Amiard-Triquet (Editor); Jean-Claude Amiard (Editor); Catherine Mouneyrac (Editor)
Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs) : Contaminants of Concern
Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff
Handbook of Fluoropolymer Science and Technology
Dennis W. Smith (Editor); Scott T. Iacono (Editor); Suresh S. Iyer (Editor)
PFAS removal by ion exchange resins: A review
by Dixit, Fuhar, Rahul Dutta, Benoit Barbeau, Pierre Berube, and Madjid Mohseni.
This article contains a great background section as well as an extensive glossary of acronyms.
PFAS health effects database: Protocol for a systematic evidence map
by Katherine E. Pelch, Anna Reade, Taylor A.M. Wolffe, and Carol F. Kwiatkowski
Challenges and Current Status of the Biological Treatment of PFAS-Contaminated Soils
by Shahsavari, Esmaeil, Duncan Rouch, Leadin S. Khudur, Duncan Thomas, Arturo Aburto-Medina, and Andrew S. Ball
Immunotoxicity Associated with Exposure to Perfluorooctanoic Acid or Perfluorooctane Sulfonate
From National Toxicology Program, US Department of Health and Human Services
Managing PFAS in Maine : Final Report from the Maine PFAS Task Force, January 2020
Removal of poly- and per-fluoroalkyl substances from aqueous systems by nano-enabled water treatment strategies
by Navid B. Saleh, Arsalan Khalid, Yuhao Tian, Craig Ayres, Indu V. Sabaraya, Jaana Pietari, David Hanigan, Indranil Chowdhury, and Onur G. Apul
PFAS in Products
How Can I Be Exposed? - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Risk Management for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) under TSCA [Toxic Substances Control Act] - Environmental Protection Agency
New Chemicals Program Review of Alternatives for PFOA and Related Chemicals - Environmental Protection Agency
University of Maine
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Food Science & Nutrition
Molecular & Biomedical Sciences
PFAS in Maine >>
May 9, 2022 8:59 AM
Login to LibApps
Report a problem.
Food Science & Nutrition
Plant & Soil Science
Wildlife, Fisheries, & Conservation Biology
5729 Fogler Library · University of Maine · Orono, ME 04469-5729 | (207) 581-1673
Chat with a Librarian
Chat is offline.
Contact the library