This week we released a new report, The Threat of ‘Forever Chemicals’: How PFAS put Americans’ health at risk, and what we can do about it.
With a growing list of attorneys general suing PFAS manufacturers, the EPA nearing completion of new drinking water standards, states taking bold action on PFAS regulation, and new contamination being found across the country, the report offers policy options as well as clear background and analysis of the threat of PFAS to our health and our environment.
PFAS don’t break down in the human body or in the environment – hence the nickname “forever chemicals.” Even very low levels of exposure are linked to a range of health problems, including kidney cancer, reproductive risks, reduced vaccine response and more.
Recommendations for state and federal policymakers:
- Stop this toxic threat at its source by banning the production and use of PFAS.
- Ensure comprehensive cleanup of existing PFAS contamination by holding the responsible companies and U.S. government agencies accountable.
- Designate all PFAS, as a single class, as hazardous substances.
- Stop releases of PFAS into our waterways and air.
And, we joined Thom Hartmann for an interview on the report, which you can watch here:
It’s time to stop the use and manufacture of PFAS chemicals to protect our health and the planet.
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