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Following a nationwide campaign led by Toxic-Free Future, REI announced it will ban PFAS "forever chemicals" in all textile products and cookware from its suppliers.
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Public hearing held today on proposed new rules, as part of Safer Products for Washington law Health advocates, scientists, community members, and firefighters testify that bans are urgently needed to protect health, water, and wildlife Olympia, WA—Today, Washington State Department of Ecology held a public hearing on proposed new rules that would ban dangerous chemicals […]
New rule comes after years of PFAS contamination of water supplies for millions of Americans  Health advocates praise this move while calling for transparency and requirements for the safety of new foams WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) released a revised military specification (“mil spec”) for the purchase and use of firefighting foam […]
A new report released by the Washington State Department of Ecology found high levels of formaldehyde in cosmetics and personal care products marketed to people of color.
Statement follows increasing numbers of corporate commitments by major retailers and growing restrictions in state policies nationwide to ban toxic PFAS Health advocates cautiously applaud the move and demand 3M be held accountable to clean up contamination and commit to immediately making only the safest chemicals SEATTLE, WA—Global conglomerate 3M today announced it will stop […]
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
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.

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