Senator Heather Gustafson PFAS Bill Passed in Senate Environment, Climate, and Legacy Committee Thursday

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Thursday, Senator Heather Gustafson’s (DFL-Vadnais Heights) bill to require manufacturers of products containing intentionally added PFAS to report levels of PFAS to the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency. In response, Senator Gustafson released the following statement:

“There is absolutely no doubt that communities across Minnesota face significant health consequences from the toxic buildup of PFAS chemicals in our environment. These harmful contaminants have already polluted our soil, water supply, and we are now starting to see the devastating impact these chemicals have had on our bodies. It is inexcusable that consumers have been misled under the false pretenses that these products do not contain PFAS chemicals. SF 450 takes crucial and practical steps to ensure that there is an accurate list of which products being sold in Minnesota contain PFAS chemicals so that consumers have the information they need to make safe purchasing decisions.”

Senate File 450 was passed in the Environment, Climate, and Legacy Committee and is headed to the Commerce Committee.  

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Senator Heather Gustafson represents Senate District 36 which includes Centerville, Circle Pines, Lino Lakes, North Oaks, Vadnais Heights, and White Bear Lake. She is vice chair of the Education Finance Committee, and serves on the Agriculture, Broadband, and Rural Development Committee and the Jobs and Economic Development Committee.

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