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Ige Approves Ban On 'Forever Chemicals' In Food Containers, Firefighting Foam

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House Bill 1644, introduced by state Rep. Nicole Lowen, prohibits the manufacture, sale, and distribution of wraps and liners, plates, food boats, and pizza boxes that contain PFAS after Dec. 31, 2024. The legislation also bans the use of these chemicals after July 1, 2024 in firefighting foam used for training and testing purposes.PFAS are a class of chemicals used to make a wide variety of goods including cookware, clothing and furniture.
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Ige Approves Ban On 'Forever Chemicals' In Food Containers, Firefighting Foam

A bill targeting the toxic chemicals found in water-resistant containers and firefighting foam will become law, Hawaii Gov. David Ige announced on Monday. House Bill 1644, introduced by state Rep. Nicole Lowen, prohibits the manufacture, sale, and distribution of wraps and liners, plates, food boats, and pizza boxes that “intentionally” contain perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, […]

1 month ago·Honolulu, United States
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