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May 27, 2024

California Advances Bill Prohibiting Sale Of Firefighter PPE Containing PFAS

May 3, 2024 at 5:21 PM
California lawmakers are advancing a bill that would prohibit, beginning July 1, 2026, the sale and use of firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE) containing intentionally added PFAS, and that would require state regulators to align worker-safety rules with a future national standard for PFAS-free firefighting gear. The legislation comes amid a growing push to ban per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in firefighting turnout gear, with Massachusetts and New Hampshire currently considering similar bills. “Twenty years ago heart disease was the...

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