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CR letter in support of the PFAS Protection Act (SB 195) in Maryland

Consumer Reports letter to the members of the Maryland Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee urging passage of S. 195, the PFAS Protection Act.

Exposure to PFAS chemicals, which have been found in drinking water, has been associated with immunotoxicity, cancer, thyroid disease, birth defects, and decreased sperm quality. The presence of PFAS in drinking water can come from a number of sources: discharge from facilities that manufacture or use PFAS, leaching from the use of fire fighting foam, and leaching from a range of products containing PFAS that are discarded in landfills.