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XEssentialCryIceIs t1_jcfxu2r wrote

It's gonna be really hard without a global ban on PFAS and even if that was accomplished, these are substances that don't breakdown in the environment. They're known as "forever chemicals".,low%20birthweight%20and%20kidney%20cancer.


SheeEttin t1_jcg1p2b wrote

I've edited my comment because it's more than just PFAS. So much horrible shit gets leaked or dumped, and every few years it's a new set. We need stronger enforcement of environmental protection to keep it from happening in the first place.


AMC4x4 t1_jcgy1ti wrote

Yup. I remember as soon as they started talking about the dangers of BPA, suddenly there were 50 more "alternatives" that companies started using, some of which were actually worse. The plastics industry is gargantuan, and well funded politically. It feels hopeless, honestly. A forever game of whack-a-mole.

We are going to have to have a "come-to-jesus" moment with our love of cheap and useful plastics.