LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills) has introduced legislation to protect Michigan consumers by requiring manufacturers to list per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, as active and hazardous ingredients in any product they are in.
Senate Bill 1208 would ensure that any product or packaging containing PFAS is labeled as such by the manufacturer, or, if the product is not labeled, that a retailer posts a sign indicating the product contains PFAS.
“Michiganders have become all too familiar with the role PFAS has played in the degradation of our environment,” Sen. Bayer said. “This legislation is a logical next step in our fight to combat these toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in all its forms. Consumers deserve every opportunity to know what’s in the products they’re purchasing so they are aware of possible exposure avenues — and health hazards — to them and their families.”
Currently, Michigan does not require manufacturers to list PFAS as an active ingredient in products such as nonstick cookware, water resistant clothing, and personal care products (shampoo, dental floss, etc.), despite the state having more than 11,000 PFAS-contaminated sites — the most in the United States.
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