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2 days ago

Earth Ministry
A new study from our partners at Toxic-Free Future found PFAS in breast milk. We'll continue to follow along with the Department of Ecology's Safer Products for WA process that will look at phasing out PFAS from several types of consumer products, as well as the ongoing alternatives assesment for PFAS in food packaging. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Toxic-Free Future
In a new peer-reviewed study co-authored by Toxic-Free Future's science director, 100% of the breast milk samples tested contained toxic #PFAS. These chemicals are linked to a weaker immune system, cancer, and thyroid disease. But how are people exposed to PFAS?Companies put these synthetic chemicals in products like food packaging, stain-resistant carpet and fabrics, water-repellent outdoor gear, firefighting foam, waxes and sealers for flooring and other building products, nonstick cookware, and household items like makeup.PFAS are released into air and water by manufacturers and escape from products while we use them, contaminating our air, soil, food, water, homes, and workplaces. They also leach out of products discarded in landfills. As a result, PFAS contaminate drinking water supplies for millions of Americans. #BanPFASbit.ly/3uHHaAQ ... See MoreSee Less
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Toxic, persistent chemicals known as PFAS were found in all 50 samples of women’s breast milk tested in a new study by DEOHS faculty Dr. Sheela Sathyanarayana of University of Washington Pediatrics and Seattle Children's, and collaborators at Toxic-Free Future and Indiana University. Still, Dr. Sathyanarayana says, "While we know PFAS chemicals may be harmful, it is important to remember that breast milk provides significant benefits to newborn and child health. Breast milk is still best for newborns." ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Toxic-Free Future
New Study: 100% of moms' breast milk contained toxic PFAS chemicals. Companies add these toxic chemicals to everyday products like food packaging, stain-resistant carpets, and water-repellant clothing. And the products pollute people & communities at every step—from manufacture to use to disposal.The only way to protect everyone, including babies, is for states, companies, and Congress to ban PFAS! ... See MoreSee Less
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@alysiareiner We hope this study will demonstrate the urgent need for prevention-based policies that address the entire PFAS class #BanPFAS
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@alysiareiner: New study: 100% of moms’ breast milk contained #PFAS. Like BPA, these #toxic chemicals are in a ton of products. They pollute people & communities from manufacture to disposal. States, companies & Congress need to #BanPFAS! WATCH: https://t.co/rCZlyjaoJD
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@HNTweets The levels of PFAS found in mothers' breast milk are alarming - and demonstrate why we need precautionary/prevention-based policies to address the entire PFAS class. #BanPFAS
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@guardiannews @ThomaisERT_RIK As alarming as these results are, they clearly demonstrate why we need precautionary/prevention-based policies to address the entire PFAS class. #BanPFAS
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@samthesparrow The levels of PFAS found in mothers' breast milk are alarming - and demonstrate why we need precautionary/prevention-based policies to address the entire PFAS class. #BanPFAS
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. @cathymcmorris we need your help to #BanPFAS from food packaging & other products. In this new study, 100% of moms’ breast milk contained these toxic chemicals. #PFAS are linked to a weaker immune system, cancer, and thyroid disease. https://t.co/JgssmbKuXW https://t.co/gUU9NCWp9l
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. @RepKimSchrier we need your help to #BanPFAS from food packaging & other products. In this new study, 100% of moms’ breast milk contained these toxic chemicals. #PFAS are linked to a weaker immune system, cancer, and thyroid disease. https://t.co/JgssmbKuXW https://t.co/3iLFONLq29
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. @PattyMurray we need your help to #BanPFAS from food packaging & other products. In this new study, 100% of moms’ breast milk contained these toxic chemicals. #PFAS are linked to a weaker immune system, cancer, and thyroid disease. https://t.co/b0wNUXDQ27 https://t.co/giuTWOSM8U
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@akbarth3great The levels of PFAS found in mothers' breast milk are alarming - and demonstrate why we need precautionary/prevention-based policies to address the entire PFAS class.
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@SHSHANK_GAURV The results are alarming, and demonstrate why we need precautionary/prevention-based policies to address the entire PFAS class.
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