We commend Washington Department of Ecology for taking first steps in implementing the state’s PFAS ban in food packaging, but we are discouraged by its failure to recognize safer alternatives for certain types of packaging.
This failure slows down the process and ensures continued PFAS pollution from products. We urge Ecology to immediately re-assess the availability of alternatives, address the flaws in its assessment methodology, revise its assessment, and fully enact the ban. bit.ly/3bJjNih... See MoreSee Less
The Department of Ecology (Ecology) recently took a first step in implementing the state’s PFAS ban in food packaging by issuing an alternatives assessment that identifies safer alternatives for som...
“The only way that we’re going to protect ourselves is to protect everybody else by getting them out of products and cleaning up the areas that are already contaminated," says Erika Schreder, Toxic-Free Future science director, in a new piece about how PFAS end up in our bodies, and the health risks posed by these "forever chemicals." bit.ly/3pR0A2W... See MoreSee Less
In this collaboration among Type Investigations in partnership with Great Lakes Now/Detroit Public TV, Consumer Reports, and the Guardian, writer Tom Perkins tested his blood, household products, and ...
Pollution from toxic chemicals continues to disproportionately impact low-income families and people of color. It's a social justice issue as well as an environmental issue, and it's one reason why we continue to fight for safer homes and a cleaner environment. bit.ly/3bCXKv4... See MoreSee Less
Our very own Mike Schade of Mind the Store spoke with Because Health about how we, as consumers, have the power to drive change in the marketplace and to influence retailers to get tough on #toxic chemicals in products and packaging. bit.ly/3pcSLUZ... See MoreSee Less
😋 🥞 Happy National Pancake Day! Before you start cooking, make sure you're not adding a toxic ingredient to your breakfast...chemicals called PFAS.
‼️ Teflon and non-stick cookware can contain toxic PFAS.
And scientists have found links between PFAS chemicals and health problems such as cancer, hormone disruption, and harm to the immune system. Some PFAS never break down in the environment, which is why scientists call them “forever chemicals.” 🤢 #nationalpancakeday ... See MoreSee Less
“The only way that we’re going to protect ourselves is to protect everybody else by getting them out of products and cleaning up the areas that are already contaminated," says Erika Schreder, Toxic-Free Future science director https://t.co/byEjhDYJ0Y
@saferstates: ☀️🌊It's National California Day! Did you know CA recently banned 24 toxic chemicals in personal care products/cosmetics AND adopted a policy that would ban the use of firefighting foam that contain PFAS chemicals? Learn more about other states here: https://t.co/mGdmnu6Oushttps://t.co/MMKm3Clhds
😋 🥞 Happy #NationalPancakeDay! Before you start cooking, make sure you're not adding a toxic ingredient to your breakfast: chemicals called #PFAS, which can be found in Teflon and nonstick pans. 🤢 https://t.co/O2JdMvixANhttps://t.co/zFav2mPPal
@HBNKnowBetter: Join @ToxFreeFuture in working to eliminate the use of toxic chemicals in affordable housing.
Follow the link below to submit a comment to the Washington State DOC before Feb. 12. Contribute your voice and help protect residents from toxic exposures!