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PFAS in Consumer Products

Many consumer products contain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a large group of human-made chemicals know for their heat-stable, friction-reducing, and grease-, water-, and stain-resistant properties. PFAS are frequently called “forever chemicals” because they do not breakdown and instead build up over time in the environment, animals, and people; and can be harmful to health.

The purpose of this Project is to educate residents, local officials, institutions, and businesses in targeted areas of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont on which products are likely to contain PFAS and how to avoid buying them. NEWMOA is developed:

  • A guide for food service providers including, restaurants, grocery stores, school and other institutional cafeterias

NEWMOA will also conduct outreach in each of the targeted areas, including at:

  • Community events, such as farmer markets
  • A virtual workshop for food service providers
  • A community workshop to present on PFAS and answer questions
  • Hands-on technical assistance to one school

View the General PFAS and Consumer Product Factsheets

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Jennifer Griffith