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
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
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
@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
@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