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

Keeping up with changing PFASs 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.

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Recent Chemical Watch PFAS and PFOA coverage 

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Listen to the latest TSCA news on the Chemical Watch Podcast

The Chemical Watch Podcast regularly explores TSCA 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. 

Special Chemical Watch podcast: US PFAS product regulations

10 August 2021

In this special edition of the Chemical Watch podcast, North America reporter Julia John is joined by a guest panel to discuss the latest PFAS developments and restrictions across US states, including Washington State’s prohibition of PFASs in food packaging.

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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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22 August 2022

Company claims misidentification as a processor of 6:2 fluorotelomer sulfonamide betaine

25 August 2022

Technique does not work on PFOS

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25 August 2022

Certain industry players object to inclusion of HFOs

28 July 2022

Draft list would add permit requirements for imports, exports of POPs

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26 July 2022

Environment council embargoes imports of eight product types containing them

10 August 2022

Department of Ecology unveils planned restrictions, notification requirements across four chemical classes

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05 August 2022

Separate research calculates PFASs cost US economy billions of dollars each year

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