[Vermont] Senate approves bill that would ban PFAS from menstrual and cosmetic products, textiles and turf fields

April 5, 2023

Read the full article by Emma Cotton (VT Digger)

"The Vermont Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that would regulate manufacturers selling menstrual and cosmetic products that contain PFAS and a list of other chemicals associated with human health problems. 

S.25 would also ban athletic turf fields and textiles — including household textiles, clothing and outdoor apparel — that contain PFAS. The legislation wouldn’t apply to athletic turf fields that towns and cities plan to install if voters approved them before July 1, 2023. 

The legislation, which now heads to the House, prohibits manufacturers from selling cosmetic products, including shampoo, makeup, deodorant, sunscreen, hair dyes and more, if they have “intentionally added” any of a list of chemicals including ortho-phthalates, formaldehyde and aluminum salts."