Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced on January 13, 2023, that the national authorities of Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden have submitted a proposal to restrict per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation. ECHA will publish the detailed proposal, “one of the broadest in

ECHA progresses a REACH restriction proposal on all PFAS in firefighting foams. Five different restriction options to protect human health and the environment from PFAS have been assessed. The preferred option would ban the placing on the market, use, and export of all PFAS in firefighting foams. This option would also provide transition periods to