Read the full article by Isiah Holmes (Wisconsin Examiner)
“Wisconsin legislators are putting forward a new bill to facilitate the clean-up of firefighting foams that contain PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances). The bill would require the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) to collect, store and dispose of unused firefighting foams, which contain the so-called forever compounds.
PFAS are part of a large group of human-made chemicals that have been used throughout various industries for decades. In addition to firefighting foams, the water-resistant compounds are found in non-stick products, including cookware, fast food wrappers and coatings for military vehicles.
In high concentrations, PFAS can cause a variety of diseases and disorders in humans and animals. Often they’re ingested through contaminated water sources. Because PFAS and similar compounds don’t break down, they can linger in the environment and in the body forever…”