|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 31 Aug 2020 22:38:58 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "California lawmakers vote to phase out toxic firefighting foam"|
California lawmakers vote to phase out toxic firefighting foam By ANNA M. PHILLIPS Los Angeles Times (CA) August 30, 2020 California lawmakers voted Sunday to phase out the sale and use of firefighting foam containing toxic chemicals that have been linked to cancer and have contaminated drinking water throughout the state. The measure, put forward by state Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica), requires municipal fire departments, chemical plants and oil refineries to gradually stop using the foam, replacing it with alternatives that don’t contain perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, a class of chemicals commonly known as PFAS. Scientists have called PFAS “forever chemicals” because they persist indefinitely and accumulate in the human body. Exposure to them has been linked to kidney and testicular cancer, as well as high levels of cholesterol, thyroid disease and other serious health problems. … For the entire article, see https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2020-08-30/california-lawmakers-vote-to-phase-out-toxic-firefighting-foam -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight A project of the Pacific Studies Center LSiegel@cpeo.org P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650-961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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