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PFASs Chemicals – Protecting Our Drinking Water And Our Health

August 9, 2018

PFASs is a class of human-made chemicals which includes Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances These chemicals are very long-lived, which means that they remain in the environment and in humans and wildlife for a very long time. Two of these chemicals, PFOA and PFOS are relatively well known, and manufacturers have voluntarily stopped producing them. However, PFOA and PFAS continue to be detected at contaminated sites, in water, and in our bodies.

Toxic Hot Seat

Flame Retardants

January 19, 2016

Flame retardant chemicals have been linked to cancer, learning and developmental disabilities in children and many more health issues.

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Massachusetts Legislative Priorities for 2019-2020

January 23, 2019

When it comes to protecting children from toxic chemicals, getting lead out of drinking water, putting a stop to climate change or protecting our most vulnerable – the time is now.

Charlie Baker vetoes bill to protect kids and firefighters from toxic flame retardants

BOSTON—Today environmental, public health and worker advocates blasted Governor Charlie Baker for running out the clock on a much watched bill to protect children and firefighters from exposure to toxic flame retardants.  Baker’s failure to sign the bill amounts to an automatic veto.