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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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20 June 2023

Measure covered FCMs, cosmetics, furnishings, children’s products and more


23 June 2023

Materials manufactured must pass tests for the persistent chemical


01 June 2023

BASF, Bayer dispute claims about their production of ‘forever chemicals’


16 May 2023 

PFASs, phthalates, formaldehyde prohibited from 2025


15 June 2023

Company also adds bisphenol B, formamide and NMP to restricted substance list


18 July 2023

Semiconductor trade body says 12-year derogation period essential


PFAS Updates USA 2023

Numerous states are taking action on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and advancing bills for bans or disclosures on this chemicals group. Pressure is also building from NGOs and consumers, with greater federal scrutiny and lawsuits around PFAS use on the horizon.

In such a challenging and fast-moving environment, it is vital to have the latest updates to stay ahead and remain compliant. Get expertise and advice from leading experts at this essential one-day conference.

PFAS Updates Europe 2023

The proposed restrictions on the production and use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in the European Union is top-of-mind for the chemicals industry and supply chains. This one-day conference takes a deep dive into the latest regulatory and legal developments for PFASs and the implications on compliance and enforcement.  

Join leading organisations and experts from the regulatory community to assess this pressing topic and leave equipped with proactive responses you can make.


PFAS: Global regulations, restrictions and alternatives

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) continue to make headlines around the world. In this challenging and fast-moving context, the sixth conference in our PFAS series brings you up-to-date regulatory and scientific information at global and regional levels, helping you gain clarity on the implications for your business.