A Call to Action!
Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is calling on residents across the Commonwealth to contact their local legislators to lend their support to legislation that would ban PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) and other potentially toxic chemicals from food packaging in Massachusetts.
Currently, H.2348 and S.1494 are two pieces of pending legislation geared towards removing harmful chemicals from food packaging in Massachusetts. We are inviting MBCC supporters, along with educators, parents/caregivers, and high school students to voice their support for these two bills so we can help eradicate the health impacts linked to exposure to these toxins.
S.1494 – An Act relative to chemicals in food packaging
H.2348 – An Act to ban the use of PFAS in food packaging
An Ongoing Process
As of last year, New York now joins the states of Washington and Maine, in prohibiting PFAS in food packaging. It is now crucial that Massachusetts joins this list as well.
The following states also have policies currently up for consideration related to banning PFAS from food packaging in favor of safer alternative options: Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
For information on how to identify & contact your local MA legislators, please visit: https://malegislature.gov/Search/FindMyLegislator
From there, you will be able to find the email address and telephone number to either send a written letter or speak directly with the legislators that serve your area to voice your support for these two bills. Be sure to mention that you are contacting their office as part of MBCC’s 2021 campaign as well!
Thank you for the continuous support of our current supporters and volunteers! We appreciate everything that has been done in the effort to shape a healthy tomorrow.