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Fire Fighting Foam and Equal Pay for Equal Work

 

April 10, 2019

As the only legislator drinking from the aquifer contaminated by PFAS it seemed fitting that I'd be part of HB19-1259, the bill trying to bring some transparency to their use. PFAS is shorthand for a manmade family of chemicals with about a six-syllable name that is or was found in everything from Teflon to Scotch Guard to Firefighting Foam. So, the truth is it can be found in almost every human and has even been found in polar bears.

There is more antidotal than scientific evidence about its effects on humans but it is generally agreed in the scientific and medical community it is not good...



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