Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that are a public health and an environmental concern. The use of PFAS is widespread in the making of products that resist grease, oil, water, and stains – such as non-stick pans, microwave popcorn bags, raincoats, cosmetics, fire-fighting foam, carpets, food wrappers, etc.

WE ACT has been working to raise awareness of PFAS and the threat these chemicals pose to the public – and frontline communities in particular – as well as advance legislation that will limit the continued use of these harmful chemicals. On Oct. 31, 2019, WE ACT and its partners hosted a PFAS webinar to help educate our community about these chemicals and the threats they pose: Watch the Video. And you can learn more about PFAS via this English/Spanish fact sheet: PFAS Fact Sheet (PDF).

Read About Successfully Banning PFAS in Food Packaging in New York State!



Learn More: Watch this video of the community briefing given by WE ACT’s Deputy Director & Director of Policy Initiatives Cecil Corbin-Mark on PFAS and Phthalates at our June Membership Meeting, which focused on Food Justice.

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