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In December 2020, Amazon announced that it will ban certain toxic chemicals and plastics in the food packaging materials used for its Amazon Kitchen brand. Toxic chemicals PFAS, phthalates, BPA and other bisphenols, and the plastics polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polystyrene (PS), and expanded polystyrene (EPS) are now restricted in certain private-label food contact materials. Amazon’s new commitment is the latest update to the chemicals policy it first launched in 2018, which also restricts toxic chemicals in private-label baby, household cleaning, personal care, and beauty products as well as brand-name paint-removal products.
WASHINGTON – Late Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee voted to include important measures to protect public health from toxic PFAS chemicals in the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the legislation that funds the Department of Defense.
Washington, DC—This morning, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its final risk evaluation for Methylene Chloride—finding unreasonable risk of injury from 47 of 53 uses examined, including the use of methylene chloride in paint and coating removers.
Washington, DC—Citing her record on PFAS chemicals and asbestos, Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Virginia) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) yesterday announced they would oppose President Trump's nomination of Nancy Beck to chair the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill (H.R. 535) today that would begin to address the country’s PFAS crisis.
Fast-food chain will ban PFAS, phthalates, and BPA by 2025; public health advocates urge the company to move more quickly and end the use of vinyl food handling gloves
WASHINGTON, D.C. — This morning, the U.S. Senate voted to approve the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes several important provisions that begin to take action on the PFAS contamination crisis.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last night, Congressional negotiators finalized the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report, which now includes several important provisions that begin to take action on the PFAS contamination crisis. At the same time, the conferees left out key provisions that would have required cleanup of PFAS-contaminated communities and industrial water pollution.

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