Our report showing supermarket kale to be contaminated with toxic chemicals is getting picked up far and wide. Help us maintain the momentum and call for a ban on toxic PFAS “forever chemicals.” Action Alert!
Last week, we launched a national campaign on the back of our pilot study showing 7 of 8 supermarket kale samples to be contaminated with PFAS “forever chemicals,” suggesting much wider contamination of our food supply with these chemicals than the FDA wants to acknowledge. We know PFAS, or polyfluoroalkyl substances, are already being found in alarming amounts in drinking water, in the air, and in thousands of consumer products. We also know that they persist in the environment, accumulate in the human body, and are linked to a host of negative health outcomes. That’s why we’ve used our pilot study as a springboard to launch a campaign calling for the federal government to issue a ban on the over 12,000 chemicals that fall under the “PFAS” category.
Our study has already started making waves. It has been picked up by news outlets around the world, including major outlets like The Guardian, The New York Post, and HealthNews. Rob Verkerk, PhD—founder of the Alliance for Natural Health and ANH-USA’s Executive and Scientific Director who has headed up the work—was also on Ron Hoffman, MD’s Intelligent Medicine podcast to discuss the report. You can find a comprehensive list of media outlets which have covered and discussed our report below.
U.S. regulatory agencies have proven themselves incapable or unwilling to meaningfully address the extensive PFAS contamination. We need to create a groundswell of grassroots support for a ban on PFAS chemicals as soon as possible. Visit the report’s landing page to send a message to your state and federal lawmakers urging an immediate ban on these dangerous chemicals.
Check out some of the U.S. press coverage of ANH’s PFAS campaign:
New York Post
Intelligent Medicine podcast
Fox 11 Los Angeles
PFAS Project Lab, Northeastern University
The People’s Voice TV
Chemical Free Life
World Energy Data
Climate News Now
The EU Times
Tech News Today
La Lettre de la Tribu
The Aegis Alliance
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