|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 6 Jun 2019 07:36:55 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "Chemical Lobby and Health Advocates Square Off on Bills Regulating Toxic Foam"|
Chemical Lobby and Health Advocates Square Off on Bills Regulating Toxic Foam By Pat Elder World BEYOND War/Truthout June 2, 2019 Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, holds tremendous power in formulating legislation regarding the regulation of deadly per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Barrasso is the Senate’s top recipient of cash from the chemical industry and has a lengthy legislative record promoting the industry’s interests. Barrasso is also the Pentagon’s point man. He is opposed to addressing all PFAS chemicals as a class. Doing so might deprive the military of war-making technology they say is vital to their mission. PFAS is the active ingredient in fire-fighting foams used by the military during routine fire-fighting exercises on military bases. The carcinogenic foam is allowed to leach into the soil to poison groundwater and municipal sewer systems. Nothing can put out a super-hot petroleum fire like PFAS-laced foam. Common sense legislation calls for all 5,000+ PFAS chemicals to collectively be regulated because they are all deemed to be toxic. … For the entire article, see https://truthout.org/articles/chemical-lobby-and-health-advocates-square-off-on-bills-regulating-toxic-foam/ -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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