State bill would ban toxic chemicals in firefighting foam

COLORADO SPRINGS, April 10, 2019 – A bipartisan group of state lawmakers has introduced a bill to ban firefighting foam that contains certain toxic, man-made chemicals: those classified as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS.

El Paso County Democrats Rep. Tony Exum and Sen. Pete Lee joined forces with their Republican counterparts, Rep. Lois Landgraf and Sen. Dennis Hisey, on House Bill 1279, which was introduced March 27. It would prohibit the sale of firefighting foam that contains PFAS for use in Colorado.

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