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“SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today the California Assembly passed Assembly Bill 652 by a vote of 53-0. If enacted, the law would ban the toxic ‘forever chemicals’ called PFAS from a wide range of products used by infants and children, including booster seats, changing pads, crib mattresses, playpens, car seats and more.

The measure, authored by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Burbank), and co-authored by Assemblymembers Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) and Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), and Senator Henry Stern (D-Calabasas), would assure parents that a wide variety of the baby and kids products they purchase are free from PFAS.

The Environmental Working Group is grateful that Friedman agreed to carry this legislation. 

‘Children are particularly vulnerable to harm resulting from PFAS exposure,’ said David Andrews, Ph.D., a senior scientist at EWG. ‘Many PFAS chemicals bioaccumulate and are found in the blood of almost all Americans, including babies and infants. A recent study found toxic PFAS in 100 percent of breast milk samples tested. It is absolutely critical that we eliminate all unnecessary exposure to this family of chemicals as soon as possible…’”