PFAS or per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances can be toxic to humans and yet they are found in our food packaging (pizza boxes, bakery paper, microwave popcorn bags, and more).
PFAS been linked to:
Michigan’s bottle deposit law, the “bottle bill” was passed by Michigan voters with broad bipartisan support to address litter and provide funding to cleanup our water. For years, Clean Water Action has advocated for expanding the bottle bill to include noncarbonated beverages. But today, the bottle bill is under attack in Lansing and we need your help to fight back! Contact your lawmakers today (link to action)
Clean Water Action and our allies have led efforts during this year’s General Assembly session to address toxic per and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances by pressing for legislation to study the occurrence of these chemicals in Virginia’s public drinking water, and to address sources of human exposure.
Chlorpyrifos is a toxic pesticide that is proven to cause brain damage in children, contaminate waterways, and harm wildlife. When samples were tested from the Chesapeake Bay, 90% of the samples tested had chlorpyrifos and 40% of those positive tests exceeded thresholds indicated possible ecological effects. Maryland must ban chlorpyrifos.
Because of loopholes in California law, oil and gas wells, pump jacks and storage tanks are often located right next to playgrounds, schools, health care clinics, daycare centers and homes. Meanwhile children, the sick and the elderly are the most sensitive to the pollution produced by oil and gas production.
Help get a budget proposal that includes record-breaking funding for protecting our natural resources in Virginia across the finish line!