Read the full article by Yiliqi and Avinash Kar (NRDC)
“Many of us don’t know it, but toxic chemicals are often in the clothes we wear. That’s why NRDC is sponsoring AB 1817, California’s Safer Clothes and Textiles Act, with Breast Cancer Prevention Partners and Clean Water Action.
The bill would phase out the unnecessary use of toxic ‘forever’ per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals in clothing and textiles, which can lead to PFAS pollution and exposure throughout their life cycle.
With AB 1817 now on its way to a senate floor vote, it’s worth noting some key developments that underscore the importance of and support for passing the bill to protect public health and the environment.
The vast majority of Californians support phasing out PFAS in clothing and textiles
The data from a recent public survey of 906 Californians shows that nearly four in five Californians (78%) are in favor of banning PFAS in clothing and textiles, with more than half (53%) saying they ‘strongly support’ banning it.” …