Minnesota May Ban “Forever Chemicals”

(Minneapolis, MN) — Minnesota is on the verge of banning non-essential uses of, quote, “forever chemicals.” The legislation will be named after 20-year-old Amara Strande who died from a rare from of liver cancer last month. She grew up in a Saint Paul suburb where the groundwater is contaminated by PFAS. It is believed the chemicals were part of what caused her cancer. PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, have spread around the globe and don’t break down in the environment. They have been linked to a broad range of health problems, including low birth weights and certain cancers. The chemicals have been used since the 1940s.

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