A piece from the Heartland Institute:

The California state Senate has passed and sent to the Assembly a bill to ban the use of food packaging containing perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).

Senate Bill 1313 would ban persons and companies from manufacturing, selling, or distributing any food contact substance containing PFOS, PFOA, higher homologues, or precursors to these chemicals, in any concentration exceeding 10 parts per billion. The ban would go into effect January 1, 2010…

Sen. Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro), who introduced the bill in February, claimed in a statement that perflourinated chemicals in food packaging can leach into the food product when heated and break down into PFOA and PFOS, both of which can be toxic.

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