The Maryland Department of Environment has found toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” in some of Maryland’s drinking water. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, exposure to PFAS chemicals, even in small amounts over time, has been linked to serious health effects including cancer, thyroid disruption and reduced vaccine response.
We need to protect the public from exposure to PFAS chemicals in our products, food, water, and air and clean up contamination.
Toxic PFAS in our drinking water
The Maryland Department of the Environment has found PFAS in 75% of the water treatment plants they have tested.
PFAS chemicals harm our health
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, exposure to PFAS chemicals has been linked to cancer and other serious illnesses.
The toxic “forever chemicals”
PFAS have been given the nickname “forever chemicals” because they don’t break down in our bodies or in the environment, which is especially dangerous for children.
Stopping their use
Maryland has restricted the use of PFAS in food packaging, rugs and carpets, and switching to safer alternatives in fire fighting foam.
Protecting our water
We need to protect our water and health by cleaning up contamination.
Holding polluters accountable
We need to hold polluting industries accountable for the environmental and public health damage that they have caused.