PFAS chemicals are found in a variety of products including firefighting foam, anti-stick cookware, food packaging and food service ware, anti-stain textiles and water-resistant outer wear. Recently, 40,000 gallons of firefighting foam made with PFAS chemicals spilled into the Farmington River.
On July 9th, Governor Lamont formed a taskforce to make recommendations on how to manage PFAS contamination. This is good news but we want to make sure comprehensive steps are taken to 1) restrict firefighting foam, 2) restrict other sources of contamination like food packaging, 3) implement strict water testing guidelines and 4) set a health protective drinking water standard.
Take Action! Urge Governor Lamont to act boldly on PFAS to protect public health and water resources!