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The Latest On: PFAS

July 14, 2020 | Letter

Joint Letter to NYS Senate and Assembly Calls to End Sale of Food Packaging Containing PFAS

In New York State lawmakers are considering bills (S2000B/A4739B) aimed at safeguarding our health from per- or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These toxic chemicals found in food packaging may damage the immune system & reduce the effectiveness of vaccines, bringing additional public health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. We urge New York State leaders to pass S2000B/A4739B to combat PFAS toxic exposure.

June 24, 2020 | In the News: The Guardian

U.S. Moves To Exempt Companies From Reporting Harmful Chemical Releases

Eve Gartner, Managing Attorney, Toxic Exposure & Health Program: “It’s pretty clear that Congress set a 100 pound threshold because they’re concerned about very small amounts of these chemicals being released without people knowing about it. We know that PFAS at 1 teaspoon in an Olympic size swimming pool can have health effects.”

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