Gillibrand Announces Bill to Address Chemical Contamination 


U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) visited the Quogue Wildlife Refuge on Friday, July 28 to announce renewed legislation to address PFAS chemical contamination.

PFAS — per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — are chemicals used in a variety of commercial products to resist heat, grease, water, stains and oil. PFAS can be found in cleaning products, nonstick cookware, water repellent clothing, stain resistant fabric, some cosmetic products and some firefighting foams.