California Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta sues makers of cancer-causing ‘forever chemicals’
The state of California on Thursday sued the manufacturers of a class of chemicals known as “forever chemicals” that are found in a variety of consumer items including food packaging and cookware and are linked to cancer and other illnesses. The chemicals at the heart of the lawsuit are perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly referred to as PFAS. They are resistant to environmental degradation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Environmental Protection Agency, and hundreds of scientific studies. They have also been found in the bloodstreams of 98% of people tested, as well as in wildlife, fish, water — including rivers, lakes and nearshore waters — and soil.
- The Sacramento Bee: CA AG Rob Bonta sues the makers of PFAS ‘forever chemicals’
- Mercury News: California files major lawsuit to clean up chemicals it calls “toxic and harmful to human health and the environment”
- One Green Planet: California is Suing 3M, DuPont and other Companies Over Toxic Forever Chemicals