Cancer-causing chemicals ban signed into law

By Natasha Lovato  | Coloradoan | May 8, 2024

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"Colorado officially has a ban on forever chemicals.

On May 1, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed SB24-081 Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Chemicals (PFAS), which will now prohibit the sale or distribution of certain products containing PFAS in a gradual product phaseout beginning Jan. 1, 2025, and continuing through 2028.

Perfluoroalkyls are also known as "forever chemicals" for their nearly indestructible properties. Since the 1940s, PFAS have been used to repel oil and water as well as resist heat in nonstick cookware, in stain-resistant clothing and firefighting foam. Since then, numerous studies have shown that exposure to certain PFAS over a long period of time can cause cancer and other illnesses."