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Legislature Passes Bill to Ban Toxic Chemicals in Food Packaging in Washington State

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington Legislature has approved a measure that would ban certain toxic chemicals from paper food packaging if state regulators identify safer alternatives.
 
The Senate passed House Bill 2658 late Wednesday on a 30-17 vote and it now goes to Gov. Jay Inslee. The House earlier approved the measure.
 
The bill would ban chemicals known as PFAS in food packaging such as microwave popcorn bags as early as 2022, but only if the Department of Ecology identifies less toxic alternatives.

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