PFAS

California becomes the 7th state to ban PFAS in food packaging

On October 5, 2021, California became the seventh state to pass legislation to ban PFAS in food packaging. PFAS chemicals have been linked to a wide range of health effects including immune system toxicity, elevated cholesterol, delayed mammary gland development, effects on the thyroid and liver, and cancer. Scientists are concerned that exposure to chemicals … Read more

Testimonial to Joint Committee on Public Health 10/7/21

Poster for our campaign to Ban PFAS in Food Packaging

Senator Joanne M. Comerford, ChairRepresentative Marjorie C. Decker, ChairSenator Susan L. Moran, Vice ChairRepresentative Brian W. Murray, Vice Chair Re: Support for H.2348, an Act to ban the use of PFAS in food packaging and S.1494, an Act relative to chemicals in food packaging Dear Chair Comerford, Chair Decker, and members of the Joint Committee … Read more

Let’s Talk About PFAS – March 11 Webinar

Let's Talk About PFAS

Join us for a virtual conversation on the human health effects of PFAS contaminants in drinking water. Hear from biomedical experts on the state of the science, including the effects PFAS have on the immune system, childhood vaccinations, and susceptibility to COVID-19. STEEP scientists will also discuss exposures to PFAS during pregnancy and from breastfeeding, … Read more