Maine Public
| by Willis Ryder Arnold

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Gail Carlson was in Augusta, Maine, April 17 testifying at the State House and urging “legislators to ban certain food-packaging that contain synthetic chemicals known as PFAS and phthalates,” Maine Public reported. Carlson and some of her students testified in favor of a new bill that would ban these chemicals in Maine. “The chemicals actually leach from the food-packaging material or the food contact material into the food, and we ingest it,” Carlson said. “And ingestion is a major source of exposure.”

The Portland Press Herald also reported on the hearing and quoted Carlson: “The chemicals actually leach from the food-packaging material or the food contact material into the food, and we ingest it,” she said. “And ingestion is a major source of exposure.” CentralMaine.com also ran the story online

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