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Bill To Ban PFAS Chemicals From Food Packaging Would Eliminate Major Source of Exposure

A bill introduced today in Congress would ban the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS from use in a primary source of exposure to the compounds.  Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) introduced the “Keep Food Containers Safe from PFAS Act of 2019.” The act would ban the use of PFAS on any paper used for food wrappers or packaging, which are often coated with the grease-repellant chemicals. Specifically, Dingell’s bill would deem unsafe any PFAS used as a substance that comes into contact with food, including food packaging, cookware, and food processing and handling equipment.  Read more...



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