PFAS

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 Foung Hawj Says his Long-Time Push to Ban Dangerous “Forever Chemicals” Close to Being Enacted

Says Legislation to Ban Cancer-Causing PFAS Chemicals to be Named After Amara Strande, who Testified to the Dangers Before She Died Last Month

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Senator Foung Hawj (DFL-St. Paul) said his push to ban cancer-causing per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances, known as “forever chemicals,” is moving toward reality, and the legislation to do so will be named after Amara Strande, who died last month of PFAS exposure just weeks after testifying about its dangers in Sen. Hawj’s Environment, Climate, and Legacy Committee.