Senator Tou Xiong Responds to Bloomberg Documentary Featuring Minnesota PFAS Ban
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – On November 9, Bloomberg Investigates released the documentary – The Poison in Us All, which features compelling accounts of the harmful impacts per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals,” have on our bodies and the environment. The documentary details the 2023 passage of “Amara’s Law”, in which the DFL Majority acted to protect our communities against these toxic substances. In the first two weeks since its release, the documentary has been viewed more than three million times.
Senator Tou Xiong (DFL-Maplewood) was among a group of advocates featured in the documentary in which he describes the work to secure a ban on nonessential uses of forever chemicals. Xiong issued the following statement regarding the documentary:
“I am honored to have been featured in the Bloomberg documentary which depicts the harmful effects of forever chemicals and tells the compelling story of Amara Strande. Amara was a force for good, and I only wish she could be with us today to celebrate the work we did to protect Minnesotans and our environment. I’m proud that we are continuing to tell her story, and I hope Minnesota paves the way for other states to ban these forever chemicals so we can safeguard all communities.”