Per or Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)
First synthesized in the 1940’s, PFAS make products non-stick, stain-resistant, and water-proof. Unfortunately, as little as one drop of PFAS in an Olympic sized swimming pool can cause harmful health effects. And PFAS are everywhere, including in the blood of just about everybody who has been tested.
Let’s stop the toxic flow of PFAS into our communities and bodies.
Toxic Free Kids
Infants and children are particularly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of toxic chemicals. Businesses that manufacture, sell or distribute children’s products in Massachusetts should be required to report on toxic chemicals in those products. And Massachusetts hould prohibit the use of highly hazardous chemicals in children’s toys, clothing, furniture and similar items.
Cash register receipts and ATM slips should not contain endocrine disrupting chemicals that increase your risk of hormone related cancers, cardiovascular illness and reproductive problems. Let’s ban bisphenol A, bisphenol S and similar chemicals from thermal paper receipts.
Mind the Store
Who’s minding the store! We are! AHT works with the national Mind the Store campaign to encourage major retailers and big box stores to reduce their use of toxic chemicals and expand their selection of safer products.
Yellow flower photo: Lea Carrigg