State Legislatures Take the Lead on Turning off Tap on Toxic Chemicals

February 05, 2020

Gretchen Salter, 206-619-0973

At least 29 states will consider more than 180 policies to require companies to disclose what is in their products as well as limit exposures to toxic chemicals. These policies include bans on PFAS in food packaging and firefighting foam as well as bans on toxic flame retardants in electronics.

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House passes PFAS Action Act

January 14, 2020

Jamie Nolan, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families

Bill would provide initial steps to address the PFAS crisis

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NDAA conference report fails to include PFAS clean-up measures; will end military use of PFAS firefighting foam

December 10, 2019

Congress passed PFAS provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act, but they fall short of the precedent set by states for protective policy.

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Federal Government Considers PFAS Protections

October 22, 2019

Drake Skaggs

Congress is considering provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act to protect citizens from toxic PFAS chemicals.

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