Colorado seeks input on PFAS as ban of items with added chemicals takes effect

(The Center Square) – Colorado health officials are taking public comments on the state’s plan to reduce PFAS chemicals.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment scheduled virtual meetings and will accept public comments to gain input on how the chemicals can be reduced. The chemicals are used to make coatings and products that resist heat, oil, stains, grease and water, according to information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The chemicals are found in clothing, furniture, adhesives, food packaging, heat-resistant non-stick cooking surfaces and the insulation of electric wire, according to the CDC.

“We don’t know whether PFAS will cause a specific health impact for an individual,” according to information on the Department of Public Health and Environment website. “That’s because many factors, such as health history and lifestyle, can cause health impacts.”

The department website said exposure to PFAS in drinking
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