Take action to protect Rhode Island families from toxic PFAS chemicals

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PFAS are a class of human-made chemicals that are incredibly persistent in the environment and also highly toxic.

PFAS have been linked to cancers, birth defects, and other health problems. Unfortunately, they are still found in packaging, including food packaging, as well as in many household items like carpets, outdoor apparel, and even baby bibs.

Good news! Thanks to the efforts of our members and allies, the RI General Assembly passed TWO bills to protect Rhode Islanders from toxic PFAS. Now we need Governor McKee to sign them into law. 

  • The Toxic Packaging Reduction Act (H7438/S2044) bans PFAS and heavy metals in packaging including food packaging. 
  • S2298/H7233 sets a maximum contaminant level for PFAS in drinking water.

 Take Action! Please contact Governor McKee, and ask him to sign both PFAS bills! 

 

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