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The use of PFAS is ubiquitous across industries, making it more important than ever for product safety professionals to understand what their products are made of, find safer alternatives and ensure compliance.

Increasing chemicals regulation of PFAS presents a real challenge for those in chemicals management. Authorities in Europe are developing plans that could phase out PFAS; and in the US, several state-level bills are calling for a ban.

Keeping up with changing PFAS regulation is now crucial for product safety professionals managing chemicals in a range of sectors; from food packaging, to children’s products, to firefighting foam and more.

Ensure your products comply

Spotlight on PFASs 

Get a taster of Chemical Watch content with our downloadable report on PFAS. It includes a selection of recent regulatory developments concerning PFAS from around the world, and comment on the key issues. Join Chemical Watch free membership to access this report and more.

Recent Chemical Watch PFAS and PFOA news coverage

21 July 2021

02 July 2021

Bipartisan legislation would suspend new substances; awaits uncertain Senate result

Measure requires reporting in 2023, phaseout of non-essential uses by 2030

Bill restricting the compounds in packaging, firefighting foams becomes law

29 June 2021

Sector should be 'priority for action', Saicm secretariat says

16 June 2021

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Understanding the US EPA New Chemical Review Process and the Application of Predictive Models in Risk Assessment

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29 July 2021

Agency’s new ESG score predictor rates companies’ risk mitigation efforts as ‘weak’

27 July 2021

Non-fluorinated solution could serve The North Face, Arc'teryx, other major entities

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Listen to the latest PFAS insights on the Chemical Watch Podcast

The Chemical Watch Podcast regularly explores PFAs updates and developments in more detail. You can listen via your favourite podcasting app or via the Chemical Watch platform – whatever suits you best. Check out some of the latest episodes now.

Nike's priority substances, MOCA authorisation, TSCA test orders

14 April 2021

Chemical Watch business editor Leigh Stringer joins global managing editor Kate Lowe in this episode to discuss global sporting goods giant Nike’s plan to replace ten priority substances, or groups of chemicals, with 'cleaner' alternatives by 2025

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EU chemicals strategy, US PFAS developments, CW survey findings

12 May 2021

In this edition of the Chemical Watch News Podcast North America reporter Julia John runs through the latest action at state and federal level to control the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs).

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PFAS regulation: 
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Sample Chemical Watch PFAS content with this free report  

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Read more sample articles from our award-winning Chemical Watch news team for the latest updates on regulation affecting PFAS. 

Environmental advocates call for closing 'loopholes', others dispute need for it

06 May 2021

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How Chemical Watch can help your product safety

As the leading global provider of intelligence and insight for product safety professionals, Chemical Watch keeps its community up to date with PFAS regulation and the impact on products and markets through:

  • Virtual events and training with key stakeholders and experts
  • Award-winning news coverage and analysis
  • World-class compliance tools to track every new regulation
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Make sure your business is prepared for PFAS regulation

Join us for PFAs events

At Chemical Watch we regularly explore the latest developments in PFAS as part of our networking and development offer. In June 2021 we brought together key stakeholders from regulatory authorities, industry and academia at our successful PFAS Updates virtual event. 

Keep an eye out for future updates on dedicated PFAS events. 

Firefighter shooting PFAs foam through hose

20 April 2021

The discovery of PFASs in mosquito insecticide raises big questions over product stewardship, says consulting editor, Geraint Roberts