Posted by: Sandy Steinman | July 16, 2021

Maine bans toxic ‘forever chemicals’ under groundbreaking new law

The Guardian reports

Maine has enacted a groundbreaking law that will ban the use of toxic PFAS compounds in all products by 2030, except in instances deemed “currently unavoidable”.

Though states and the federal government have passed piecemeal laws regulating the dangerous chemicals’ use, Maine is the nation’s first state and world’s first government to enact a broad prohibition on the class of about 9,000 compounds, which are dubbed “forever chemicals” because they don’t fully break down and accumulate in the environment and humans.

Read more at Maine bans toxic ‘forever chemicals’ under groundbreaking new law | Maine | The Guardian


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