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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

14 October 2021

12 October 2021

Plastics Europe commissions ‘independent’ RMOA

Environment ministry proposing to ban decaBDE, SCCPs and certain PFASs by 2025

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

14:00 GMT  


22 October 2021

Ministry considering regulatory measures for four other POPs

28 October 2021

US retailer also updates ‘unwanted chemicals’ list for formulated products


PFAS regulation: 
is your business ready?

Sample Chemical Watch PFAS content with this free report  

Understand the latest regulatory action and what it means for your products

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

First-in-nation prohibition takes effect from 1 July 2023

06 October 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

30 September 2021

NGOs push for processor reporting, expedited compliance deadline

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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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Focus on PFASs: Vermont passes toughest restrictions, NGOs target fast food brands

27 May 2021

In this episode of the Chemical Watch news podcast, hear more about renewed calls in europe for fast food giants, including McDonald’s and KFC, to phase the use of PFASs in takeaway food packaging, after an NGO investigation found widespread intentional use in the EU; and the European Commission’s revision of FCM legislation.

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3 guiding principles to eliminating toxic chemicals in consumer products 

EVENT: PFAS Updates 2021, 23 June 2021

Presence of restricted compounds, however, highlights need for regulatory action, Kemi says

22 September 2021 

Fifty companies now signed up

28 September 2021

18 October 2021

14 October 2021

Agency looks to use TSCA section 5 authority to restrict new, existing PFASs

Work supported by the Global PFAS Science Panel