Presenting on PFAS at The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference
In August I attended and presented at the The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference in Toronto, Canada.
I participated in a panel discussion about PFAS (per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances) and Rhode Island’s efforts to reduce PFAS in our watershed. PFAS chemicals do not break down in the environment or our bodies, hence the nickname “forever chemicals.” I have sponsored legislation around this issue and passed a bill in 2022 prohibiting PFAS from food packaging made or sold in Rhode Island. I will continue the fight to remediate where possible, phase out the use of these products, and promote safer alternatives.