Companies for Safer Chemicals: Taking Action on PFAS

Overview

Companies for Safer Chemicals:
Taking Action on PFAS

WHAT IS PFAS?

PFAS is a diverse class of chemicals used in a wide range of consumer goods, including cosmetics, cell phones, computers, automobiles, textiles (such as stain- resistant fabrics), paints, adhesives, cookware, and more. There are currently more than 3,000 individual PFASs in the global marketplace. [219] While well-known examples such as PFOS and PFOA have largely been phased out of use, they have been replaced by PFASs with similar properties. [220] Many PFASs are persistent in the environment, [221], [222] bioaccumulate in humans and animals, [223] and elicit a range of toxic effects [224], including adverse effects on sexual function and fertility, [225] endocrine disrupting capabilities, [226] cancer, [227] developmental and reproductive toxicity, [228], [229]and more. [230Read more about PFOA. (Research thanks to Made Safe)


MAKE YOUR BUSINESS PLEDGE USING THE FORM TO THE RIGHT

Many businesses have taken the initiative to make products safer, more sustainable and free from harmful chemicals, including the class of chemicals known as PFAS. Listening to the demands of consumers and governments, these manufacturers and retailers have found that making and selling products without harmful chemicals is both safer and profitable. If your business is already PFAS-free, it’s important for you to sign the pledge, at right, and include a third-party verification if you have one.

Sincerely,


**For businesses that are committing to removing PFAS from their supply chain, please sign here.

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TAKE ACTION

The Honorable John Borrasso
Chairman, Committee on Environment and Public Works
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Mr. Chairman,

We, the undersigned business organizations and companies, call on you to pass legislation to address the issue of PFAS contamination. Exposure to certain types of PFAS has been linked to health problems like cancer and autoimmune disease.

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What’s It Made Of?

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The “What’s It Made Of?” campaign lets you signify your commitment to knowing what chemicals are in your supply chain, improving your supply chain, and helping consumers seeking more environmentally safe furnishings SIGN ON HERE