The PFAS problem, the ‘Forever Chemicals’, is not on the public radar in Canada. But it should be.Blog
HEJSupport has joined a group of Canadian NGOs calling on the Canadian government to make the PFAS pollution problem transparent.
“The main exposure to PFAS for infants, toddlers, and children is hand-to-mouth contact with consumer products, such as carpets, clothing, and upholstery,” said Olga Speranskaya, Co-Director at Health and Environment Justice Support. “Food packaging for the foods that kids love the most, like pizza boxes or popcorn bags, is usually covered with PFAS. But how can parents avoid these products if there are no labeling requirements? We really need stronger access to information in Canada and binding disclosure of PFAS chemicals in consumer products.”
Read the Press Statement here