What are PFAS?
PFAS are a class of chemicals that are used to make products grease proof, waterproof and stain resistant. PFAS chemicals have been dubbed “forever chemicals” because they and their breakdown products are extremely persistent, lasting thousands of years or more. Unfortunately, they are also linked to a wide array of serious health problems.
Clean Water Action is proud to endorse Senator Markey for the U.S. Senate. He brings crucial experience, leadership, passion and judgement that we need in these troubling times.
Background: On Tuesday May 19th, 2020, the 95 year-old Edenville Dam failed in Gladwin County, MI creating flash flood conditions in both Gladwin and Midland counties. The collapse of the nearby Sanford Dam, also built in 1925, appears imminent as of the release of this statement.
The following statement can be attributed to Mary Brady-Enerson, Michigan Director, Clean Water Action:
"The HEROES Act is a down payment on the relief people and communities need to weather this crisis by investing in people instead of polluters."
Food packaging and service ware are available without PFAS - concerns about these harmful chemicals are creating demand among grocery stores and government, health care, educational and other institutional purchasers for safer alternatives.
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