Read the full article by Randi Ayala (WNCT 9)
“Saturday, volunteers and local organizations met at Nash Square in downtown Raleigh calling on state lawmakers to eliminate PFAS from our food packaging.
The so-called ‘forever chemicals’ have been linked to serious health problems, according to the EPA.
‘They’re basically ingesting all of the associated chemicals that are in the wrapping,’ said college student, Christian Chung.
So far, 18 major food companies like Wendy’s and Chipotle have announced they’ll stop using packaging with the chemicals, but people in Raleigh Saturday wanted lawmakers to go a step further.
‘Our goal right now is to educate the public and make it clear to Senator Burr and Senator Tillis that this is an issue that North Carolinians care about and they really need to act on it,’ said Sarah Hunkins, a field agent for Toxic Free Future.
The request comes as President Biden’s infrastructure plan passes with billions of dollars allocated to clean up Americans’ drinking water. EPA administrator Michael Regan says it’s the largest federal investment ever made in the history of water infrastructure.”…