We’re making progress on PFAS! A bill to restrict PFAS chemicals in firefighting training exercises and in food packaging and food service ware was introduced and supporters like Clean Water Action testified in support at a public hearing on February 11th.
Now we need you!
PFAS chemicals have contaminated groundwater and drinking water across the country—including New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and recently in Connecticut. These chemicals are found in firefighting foam, anti-stick cookware, food packaging, anti-stain coatings on carpets and textiles and water-resistant outerwear. They are persistent—meaning they don’t break down, last a long time and accumulate in our bodies and the environment. In the environment, they are also mobile! They leach into groundwater and spread. They are found in fish, wildlife and humans and they’re toxic!
PFAS chemicals are linked to kidney and testicular cancers, hormone disruption, thyroid disease, reproductive disorders, infertility, low birth weights and even resistance to vaccines!
We’ve got momentum but there’s a long way to go and we need your help! Tell your legislator to support HB 5910 An Act Limiting the Use of Polyfluorinated Chemicals in Certain Products!