Tell your legislators to stop the use of “non-essential” PFAS in food packaging, consumer products, and fire fighting foam.
Right now we are working to ban certain consumer products that contain PFAS chemicals. Do you know what PFAS is? PFAS is:
Next year, Senator Sarah Elfreth and Delegate Sara Love are submitting legislation to ban certain products containing PFAS. We are working on generating support for this bill when the next legislative session begins in January 2022!
Sign the petition below to urge your legislators to keep toxic PFAS chemicals out of our product stream, out of our waterways, and away from us.
We, the undersigned urge you to support a comprehensive plan to address PFAS contamination in Maryland.
PFAS is a class of forever chemicals that are used to create nonstick surfaces. Unfortunately, they are persistent chemicals that stick around in the water, soils, and our bodies. We need to turn off the tap on new sources of pollution by stopping all “non-essential” PFAS use.
PFAS (per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances) are a class of more than 9,000 chemicals used in consumer products, food packaging, and industrial processes. Exposure to PFAS chemicals has been linked to harmful health effects including cancer, hormone disruption, immune suppression, reproductive problems, and developmental issues.
Maryland, like many states, does not require testing for PFAS in drinking water, but some government and independent testing have uncovered contamination in and around more than a dozen military sites in Maryland and in drinking water, seafood, and waterways.
In order to protect our communities from exposure to toxic PFAS, we are calling for a comprehensive plan to addresses PFAS contamination:
We thank you in advance for your support in protecting Maryland communities from harmful PFAS chemicals.