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Toxic-Free Future
Huge amounts of the potent climate pollutant HCFC-22 are used to make PFAS, using a loophole in the Montreal Protocol. It’s bad enough that the production, use, and disposal of PFAS is contaminating drinking water for millions and devastating communities, but now we have uncovered the climate impacts. Our new report, Path of Toxic Pollution, reveals for the first time that Daikin in Decatur, Alabama, a chemical manufacturing facility that produces #PFAS for food packaging and textiles, releases a potent climate pollutant (HCFC-22) equivalent to one billion pounds of carbon dioxide in one year. And #pollution from Daikin’s Decatur plant has contributed to drinking water contamination in North Alabama, with elevated levels of several PFAS compounds found in local residents’ blood.Learn more: toxicfreefuture.org/daikin-path-of-toxic-pollution/ #EnvironmentalJustice #ClimateCrisis #BanPFAS #GreenhouseGasEmissions #ToxicChemicals #ToxicFreeFuture #ozone #ClimateAction #ForeverChemicals #BanPFAS #ForeverChemical #SaveEarth #SaveLife #SaveHealth #ClimateChange ... See MoreSee Less
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It’s bad enough that PFAS contaminates drinking water for millions, but now Toxic-Free Future finds that one facility’s production releases a potent climate pollutant equivalent to one billion pounds of CO2/year. toxicfreefuture.org/daikin-path-of-toxic-pollution/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Toxic-Free Future
In our new investigative report we find that Daikin, a #PFAS food packaging manufacturing facility in Alabama, emitted the equivalent of 1 billion pounds of carbon dioxide in one year, contributing to #climatechange. 🚘 🚘 🚘 This is the equivalent to driving 125,000 passenger cars for a year, on an annual basis!We MUST #BanPFAS in products to protect drinking water, people, and our planet! toxicfreefuture.org/daikin-path-of-toxic-pollution/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out Toxic-Free Future's new report, "Path of Toxic Pollution: How making 'forever chemicals' for food packaging threatens people and the climate," exposing how Daikin Americas facilities in Decatur, AL, that make PFAS for food packaging and textiles are polluting drinking water and contributing to the climate crisis. ... See MoreSee Less
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@allcleer @EarthMinistry @panerabread @tacobell @ChipotleTweets @WholeFoods We've been in touch with Chipotle on this. In March, Chipotle informed us they have fully transitioned away from PFAS in their molded fiber bowls. They also said that some stores might have old packaging still in stock. Six months later, we'd imagine that shouldn't be the case.
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Use and disposal of #PFAS not only contaminates drinking water for millions & devastates communities. Our report finds that one facility’s #PFAS production releases a potent climate pollutant equivalent to one billion pounds of CO2/year. #BanPFAS https://t.co/WhmWkrEZUS https://t.co/44NBNzfUw7
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@waff48 When PFAS production and use is polluting the water of places like Decatur, it's time to #BanPFAS!
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In our new report we find that @daikin_america, a #PFAS manufacturing facility in AL, reports emitting the equivalent of 1 billion lbs of CO2 in one year, a significant contributor to #climatechange. We must #BanPFAS to protect people and our planet! https://t.co/WhmWkrEZUS https://t.co/nUt4qfHc8o
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More coverage from @EnvirHealthNews on our new report, Path of Toxic Pollution: "Alabama #PFAS manufacturing plant creates the #climate pollution of 125,000 cars" #BanPFAS https://t.co/gsyvHINWzn https://t.co/00Cn7JflPo
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@EnvirHealthNews When #PFAS pollutes drinking water, breast milk, and even remote areas of the Arctic AND contributes to climate change...it's time to #BanPFAS!
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@guardian When #PFAS pollutes drinking water, breast milk, and even remote areas of the Arctic AND contributes to climate change...it's time to #BanPFAS!
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@weact4ej: The @guardian also picked up on @ToxFreeFuture’s report, noting that “one of America’s biggest PFAS-making plants is the second largest polluter of highly damaging HCFC-22 gas” – a #GreenhouseGas that contributes to climate change. #PFAS #ClimateChange https://t.co/5UF9MMfYfT
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@EnviroEdgeNews: Production of forever chemicals PFAS emits potent #greenhousegases, @ToxFreeFuture study finds; EPA data reveals one of US biggest PFAS-making plants is second largest polluter of damaging HCFC-22 gas, via @guardian https://t.co/jrDPpJxP5O #ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange #pollution
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