PFAS chemicals contaminate our water, can cause severe illnesses like thyroid disease, liver damage, and cancer, and are used in many of the products made by Columbia Sportswear. It must end.
The clothes we wear shouldn’t make us sick. NRDC’s new PFAS scorecard gives Columbia Sportswear an F for continuing to use this toxic chemical – and we’re calling on them to stop!
PFAS are a family of approximately 12,000 dangerous synthetic chemicals used to make clothes water- and stain-resistant, and are often called “forever chemicals” because they are extremely resistant to breakdown.
But when those same clothes are made, washed, or disposed of, these chemicals contaminate our environment and drinking water, and can build up in our bodies causing severe health problems like cancer and thyroid disease, and even reduced response to vaccines.
While many leading apparel brands are reducing their use of PFAS, Columbia Sportswear is not, and we’re building a massive public pressure campaign against the retailer urging an end to the use of PFAS in their clothing! Together, with your voice as a consumer, Columbia will have no choice but to listen!
Timothy Boyle, CEO
Protect our health and environment from toxic “forever” chemicals!