3M announced that it would stop using and manufacturing PFAS by the end of 2025. PFAS have been found everywhere from rainwater to umbilical cord blood. They have been linked to cancer, immune suppression and reproductive and developmental problems, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Scientists and civil society groups are raising the alarm about the chemicals' effects on the human body and persistence in the environment. Toxic-Free Future executive director Laurie Valeriano said, "3M's announcement is good news, but we call on the company to be transparent and only make the safest products based on green chemistry."

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