PFAS are a class of over 12,000 chemicals that are toxic at low levels. Despite their toxicity, PFAS are used in many everyday items, like clothing, dental floss, food packaging, cookware, personal care products, and more. PFAS is also especially prevalent in firefighting gear and firefighting foam.
These chemicals have contaminated drinking water throughout our state.
The solution? There is legislation pending in Massachusetts to ban PFAS from a wide range of consumer products – An Act to Protect Massachusetts Public Health from PFAS ((S.1356/H.2197). This bill will:
- get PFAS out of many products by 2026 and even more by 2030,
- cut industrial discharges of PFAS to water,
- set up a fund to help communities test for and treat PFAS in drinking water, soil, and groundwater, and
- significantly reduce our exposure to toxic PFAS and prevent contamination from getting worse.
Sign the petition linked below to urge the Joint Committee on Public Health to pass An Act to protect Massachusetts public health from PFAS!