MASSPIRG meets with key lawmaker to phase out toxic pfas

Coalition meets with Rep. Kate Hogan (lead House sponsor) on bill to phase out toxic PFAS.

MA coalition meeting on PFAS. Rep Kate Hogan with MA firefighters
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From left to right: Clint Richmond of Sierra Club Massachusetts, David Melly of ELM, Rep. Kate Hogan (Stow), Deirdre Cummings of MASSPIRG, Laura Spark of Clean Water Action and Paul Jacques of the Professional Fire Fighters of MA.

PFAS coalition members meet with the lead sponsor of the bill to protect public health from toxic PFAS.

PFAS are a class of over 12,000 chemicals that help products resist heat, water, grease and stains.  The problem is that PFAS can be toxic at very low levels, increasing risk of cancer, immunosuppression, birth defects, colitis, and other diseases. 

If passed, An Act to protect Massachusetts public health from PFAS, (SB 1356, HB 2197) will phase out PFAS in most consumer products, cut industrial discharges of PFAS to water, and set up a fund to help communities test and treat for PFAs in drinking water, soil, and groundwater.  Passage of the bill will significantly reduce our exposure to toxic PFAS and prevent contamination from getting worse. 

More information on PFAS and the bill.


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