We need Governor Newsom to sign SB 1044 (Allen) on their priority list. This bill will restrict the use of PFAS-containing firefighting foams and replace them with safer, effective alternatives.
Why is this bill urgent? Three reasons!
- PFAS foams hurt our firefighters. Tests show that they have higher than average levels of these cancer causing chemicals. Cancer has become a bigger killer of firefighters than actual fires.
- PFAS has already been detected in water supplies that are meant to serve 19 million Californians and the foams are a major contributor. Treatment will be expensive and with the economic issues we will face after this pandemic, we cannot afford to keep polluting our drinking water.
- PFAS interfere with the efficacy of immunizations. As we search for a Covid-19 vaccine, can we also continue to pump these chemicals into our environment and our bodies?
We need to do what we can to protect our health, especially now. Send a message to the Governor today!