Minnesota Legislature passes environment and energy package that includes ban on "forever chemicals" PFAS
May 18, 2023
Read the full article by Caroline Cummings (CBS News Minnesota)
"Both chambers of the state legislature on Thursday approved a ban on so-called "forever chemicals" PFAS in consumer products, sending the bill to Gov. Tim Walz's desk for signature.
The legislation prohibits non-essential use of the substances in cookware, cosmetics, cleaning products and more starting in 2025. The bill also includes funding to help clean up water contaminated with the chemicals, and will phase out PFAS in firefighting foam.
Lawmakers credited the family of Amara Strande with helping to get the proposal over the finish line. Amara died last month of a rare liver cancer possibly linked to the chemicals, which contaminated drinking water in the East metro where she grew up."