NY legislators vote to ban PFAS chemicals in food packaging
By Olivia Jaqueth | WENY News | July 24, 2020
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“ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) — New York legislators have passed a bill banning the manufacturing, sale, and distribution of food packaging containing PFAS chemicals.
If Governor Cuomo signs the measure, these chemicals will no longer be allowed as a coating on wrappers, cardboard, plastic containers, or other materials found in some fast food and grocery store establishments.
According to WRGB, PFAS chemicals have already contaminated drinking water in New York State, and lawmakers are trying to prevent this from happening to the food residents eat.
‘We’re seeing Hannaford, Stop & Shop, Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s, Taco Bell, Chipotle, and Panera in their take/out containers…they’re going to stop the use of this,’ Assemblymember Pay Fahy said…”
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