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Editor’s note: Amara Strande spent her final months lobbying for a state law that restricts the non-essential use of “forever chemicals,” also known as PFAS, in a large swath of products. The then-20-year-old woman from Woodbury believed the chemicals led to her developing cancer. Legislators passed Amara’s Law, named in her honor, a week after her death in 2023, and it is now state law.

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