THIS is exactly what the Pollution Prevention for Our Future Act in Washington State is designed to address: the toxic threat from everyday products. Toxic-Free Future is turning our attention to making sure this new law results in meaningful change and that actions are taken on the largest sources of the most harmful chemicals, beginning with PFAS chemicals and organohalogen flame retardants. Stay tuned! ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to our state’s efforts to prevent toxic PFAS pollution, last weekend’s marine fire in Lake Union was put out with PFAS-free firefighting foam. This goes to show that safer alternatives work—we just need to fight for them! Last year Toxic-Free Future worked to pass a law that will stop the sale of firefighting foam containing PFAS by 2020. Other states like Colorado are following suit to protect the health of firefighters, drinking water, and the environment. ... See MoreSee Less
Movie night shouldn’t be toxic. The chemical industry pushes the use of PFAS to make food packaging grease- and water-resistant. But the chemicals have been linked to cancer, liver damage & immune suppression. Albertsons should #MindTheStore and get PFAS off its shelves!
Did you know cancer is the number one cause of death among firefighters? Chemicals like PFAS and toxic flame retardants pose serious health risks to firefighters on the job. This is why we work alongside the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters to get these chemicals out of products! Yet another reason why the passage of the Pollution Prevention for Our Future Act is such a huge win. ... See MoreSee Less
Cancer is now responsible for more than 60% of job-related deaths among firefighters in the U.S. Now, fire departments across the nation are looking for ways to make one of the country’s riskiest oc...