OLYMPIA, WA—Today, the Washington State legislature sent a bill to Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s desk that steps up action on PFAS “forever chemicals” in products such as raincoats, apparel, and firefighter personal protective equipment. Continue reading
Olympia, WA—Yesterday, the Washington State House of Representatives passed a bill to address toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” in products such as rain coats, apparel, and firefighter personal protective equipment. Continue reading
They’re in a lot of stuff, from firefighting foam to rain gear, but PFAS in your makeup? Yuck.
A recent peer-reviewed study found PFAS (per- and perfluoroalkyl substances) in cosmetics such as foundations, lip products, and mascaras. This means we are applying PFAS-containing products directly to our skin, potentially leading to PFAS in our bodies. When we wash makeup off, the chemicals may also go down the drain and eventually wind up in waterways. Continue reading
Washington state has been a leader in preventing PFAS pollution, banning these harmful chemicals in product categories to address contamination of drinking water. But with continued use of these persistent and toxic chemicals in key products such as apparel, our job in Washington is far from done. Continue reading
If there needs to be any more evidence for why ending the use of PFAS in products is urgent, just look at this year’s 2021-23 budget adopted by the state legislature.