On Wednesday, the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission announced a new policy to reduce the use of the family of man-made substances known as PFAS. The chemicals, which have plagued the drinking water of large parts of Colorado such as El Paso County, can be found in non-stick products, carpets and other domestic products, packaging, carpets, other household items, firefighting foam and much more.

PFAS was introduced decades ago by DuPont to make products resistant to heat, oil, stains, grease, and water. According to the Commission’s policy “Health effects from PFAS include pregnancy complications, developmental effects, and liver & kidney effects. Also, there is evidence linking exposure to PFAS to cancer. PFAS have been detected across the U.S. and in Colorado in several different locations, including Security, Widefield, Fountain, Commerce City, and 2 fire districts near Boulder.” See: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wqcc

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