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This new ban follows Washington state law and Toxic-Free Future's study finding toxic PFAS in most products labeled stain- and water-resistant including apparel, bedding, tablecloths, and napkins
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On August 26, 2022, the EPA announced a proposed rule to designate two PFAS “forever chemicals” as hazardous substances. In response to this news, Toxic-Free Future released the following statement.
For Immediate Release - Walmart recently published an update to its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) website stating that, between 2017 to 2020, it achieved a 17% reduction in its footprint of “priority chemicals,” which equates to the removal of 36.5 million pounds of toxic chemicals from private-label and brand-name cosmetics, personal care, household cleaners, and formulated baby care products in the U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Keep Food Containers Safe From PFAS Act was passed as an amendment to the FDA Safety and Landmark Advancements (FDASLA) Act of 2022 on a bipartisan vote (13-9) in the Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP). The amendment, which will ban the use of PFAS (perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances) in food packaging, was offered by Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) with the support of Senator Murkowski (R-AK).
OLYMPIA, WA—On Monday, the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) released its final report, as part of its Safer Products for Washington law, formalizing its plan to undertake the most significant restriction of toxic chemicals in products ever by a state. Ecology intends to ban four classes of harmful chemicals in 10 product categories.
REI leadership addressed PFAS problem in annual member meeting but ignored nationwide pressure to end the use of toxic PFAS Members, customers, and health advocates express disappointment in REI’s failure to take action to protect our health and environment
Laws in 10 States Ban PFAS in Firefighting Foam and Gillibrand, Kildee Bill Would Fully Ban Use By 2024—including at Airports
Competitor Patagonia earns ‘B’ grade and praised for clear, time-bound commitments to phase out all PFAS from its apparel
New law makes Washington the first state in the nation to tackle PFAS in broad range of products such as apparel, cosmetics, and firefighter gear by 2025
Starbucks commits to eliminating PFAS from all U.S. packaging by the end of 2022, and international packaging in 2023 Toxic-Free Future and its Mind the Store program applaud this commitment and urge Congress to pass ban on PFAS in food packaging SEATTLE, WA—On March 15, 2022, international coffee giant Starbucks announced its first-ever commitment to […]

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