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The use of PFASs is a major focus for regulatory authorities worldwide right now. In Europe, the REACH restriction proposal aims to place limits on all uses of more than 10,000 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Meanwhile, in the US, restrictions are high on the agenda in several states.  

The increasing number of actions being taken against the so-called “forever chemicals” presents a real challenge for those in chemicals management. The use of PFAS is widespread across sectors, including consumer products such as cookware, personal care and textiles, as well as numerous industrial applications.  

Staying ahead of changing PFASs regulation is essential for product safety professionals managing chemicals.

PFAS restrictions on the horizon

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Listen to the latest PFAS news on the Chemical Watch Podcast

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

PFAS in the US

6 February 2023

In this special edition of the Chemical Watch podcast based on this year’s Global Outlook 2023 series North America desk editor Julia John discusses the latest developments in the regulation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Starts 18:35.

US state-level PFAS developments

14 April 2022

In this edition of the Chemical Watch podcast, we catch up with chief analyst Nhat Nguyen to look at the latest state-level developments in the regulation of PFASs or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

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3 guiding principles to eliminating toxic chemicals in consumer products

Sustainability consultant Chris Enlow, speaking at our PFAS Updates conference in June 2021, shares three key ideas when it comes to the elimination of toxic chemicals in products. 

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