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State Legislatures Sharpen Focus on Chemical Contaminants (1)

Feb. 6, 2019, 7:57 PMUpdated: Feb. 6, 2019, 11:04 PM

State legislatures and regulatory agencies are boosting their efforts to cut the use of emerging contaminants and flame retardants, and learn what chemicals are in products that people buy, a nonprofit group announced Feb. 6.

At least 29 states will consider more than 100 policies to ban per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food packaging and firefighting foam, bar certain flame retardants from being used in products sold in their states, and require manufacturers to disclose the chemicals in a wide range of consumer products, Sarah Doll, Safer States’ national director, told Bloomberg Environment.

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