Ahead of the Outdoor Retailer Summer trade show, public interest and environmental groups hosted a media conference on Wednesday to call on the outdoor industry to phase out toxic PFAS chemicals from their products and supply chains. At the event, the environmental and consumer advocates highlighted companies that are lagging behind and celebrated the companies that are taking action.
Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center Director Rex Wilmouth spoke about a recent bill signed into law in Colorado. The law will restrict PFAS in consumer products, helping to protect consumers and Colorado’s waters from contamination. PFAS-laden outdoor gear and apparel were not covered by the new law.