UPDATE: Jan. 10, 2020, the House of Representatives passed the PFAS Action Act of 2019 (H.R. 535) in a vote of 247-159 to regulate the dangerous lab-made chemicals that have been posing major health risks on communities across the country for decades. Read our statement.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has long promised to set safety standards and address the widespread contamination caused by PFAS but has failed to do so.
PFAS are used in non-stick pans, food packaging, fire suppressants and stain-resistant fabrics. And long-term exposure to these chemicals has been associated with health problems, including liver malfunction, birth defects, thyroid disease, weakened immunity and certain cancers.
It’s time our representatives addressed the huge public health problem that is affecting communities in every part of the country by passing the PFAS Action Act.
The PFAS Action Act would set enforceable regulations to limit the amount of PFAS in drinking water, make polluters pay to clean up the worst contamination and take other steps to finally address the public health threat of PFAS.
Everyone deserves clean water. Urge your Representative to vote in support of the PFAS Action Act to protect our water from toxic chemicals!