Blog  /  August 2018

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What Is the Big Deal with PFOS and PFOA (PFAS)?

By Bill Kelly -- Director of Client Engagement, SL Environmental Law Group

Recently you have read articles about the dangers of PFAS in our drinking water.  Some states have set maximum contaminant levels (MCL) and issued public health advisories for the contaminant in drinking water.  On June 20th, 2018, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) published long-awaited health standards on 14 chemicals in the PFAS family.  ATSDR’s 852-page report stated there is growing evidence of a link between PFAS chemicals and ill health, and that most studies focus on PFOS and PFOA.

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The US Jumps on the Plastic Straw Ban-wagon

By The SplashLink Team

2018 has not been a good year for the plastic straw.  Environmental awareness campaigns have been gaining momentum across the globe, prompting a growing list of US cities and high-profile companies to enact a plastic straw ban.  What is the straw ban?  Who is participating? Is the ban enough to help the environment?  Read on for answers to these questions and more.

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Water Issues and the US Gulf Coast

By The SplashLink Team

What is red tide?  How is the algae bloom affecting Florida’s water quality?  What is a dead zone?  Situated along the shoreline of the ninth largest body of water in the world, the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida make up the Gulf Coast.  Here’s a quick look at the water issues facing gulf coast waters in recent news. 

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