Good Monday friends! Today on La Voz with Mariel Fiori is a day of business and well-being.
We met Alba Girón, who has just opened her first restaurant Alba's Kitchen, 138 Tinker Street, Woodstock, featuring Latin, American and Italian food.
Alex Beauchamp, Northeast Regional Director of Food & Water Watch, explained to us what is happening with the federal lobby over the carcinogenic chemical PFAS and the lawsuit over the gas ban in New York State, two issues that highlight the efforts of corporations to not clean their own pollution in New York State. The U.S. chemical industry likely spent more than $110 million over the past two election cycles deploying lobbyists to kill dozens of PFAS laws and slow administrative regulation around “permanent chemicals,” according to a new analysis of federal lobbying documents. PFAS have infiltrated our homes and our bodies, Beauchamp said. PFAS (perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are also known as “permanent chemicals” because they do not break down easily in the environment. Chemical companies like Dupont and 3M have been making them for decades. Today, nearly 15,000 different PFAS are found in the products we use every day. As a result, they have spread into our drinking water (including bottled water), our environment, and the blood of 97% of people living in the United States.
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