Bills to ban PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) from all food packaging have been introduced in Congress.
Exposure to PFAS is linked to serious health problems, including a weaker immune system and cancer. These chemicals should not be used to make your takeout salad bowl or sandwich wrapper resistant to oil and water, especially when we know that safer alternatives are available.
Seven states have passed bans on PFAS in food packaging, as have McDonald’s, Chipotle, and other chains. The next step is a national ban. Will you send a message to your members of Congress?