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New bill targets Canada’s ‘forever chemicals’

B.C. could soon become the first province to partially ban a group of cancer-causing chemicals used in everything from firefighting equipment to makeup. Tabled by BC Green MLA Adam Olsen, the proposed law would ban per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in the firefighting equipment used by the province's professional and volunteer fire crews. 

The devil they knew

It falls on ordinary people to prove that the chemicals are toxic before they are regulated by the government. That is simply backward.