Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are chemicals that are in drinking water, groundwater, rainwater, compost, soil, food, and the blood of 98% of Americans that have been tested. They are known as ‘forever chemicals’ because they break down extremely slowly.
Tiny amounts of PFAS have harmful health effects, including increased risk of certain cancers, immunosuppression, liver impacts, developmental harm, and elevated cholesterol. We don’t need it in the products we surround ourselves with every day.
Right now, our legislators have the opportunity to pass legislation that will ban PFAS in:
- food packaging;
- carpets, rugs, aftermarket treatments, personal care products, and cookware;
- pesticides used in the state’s mosquito control program;
- children’s products; and
- firefighter personal protective equipment!
Take Action! Ask your legislator to co-sponsor four bills to help our state turn off the tap and stop the flow of toxic PFAS into our communities.