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The Senate is currently reviewing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act. In 2018, Congress allowed, but did not require, U.S. airports to use PFAS-free firefighting foams.  

Exposure to PFAS is linked to serious health problems, including a weaker immune system and cancer. PFAS detections are also doubling in breast milk every four years. These chemicals should not continue to contaminate our drinking water, especially when we know that safer alternatives are available.

Three years ago, Congress told the military to stop using PFAS-based firefighting foams. Twelve states have enacted laws to ban their use. Now it’s time for Congress to protect all people across the nation. Tell your senator to require PFAS-free firefighting foam at U.S. airports!

Read more about our PFAS in firefighting foam campaign.