A Snapshot of US State-Level Regulatory Developments Restricting or Prohibiting PFAS in Consumer Products in 2023
In this first half of 2023, several US states have proposed new and amending legislation and regulation regarding the group of chemicals referred to as PFAS (Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl substances or “Per – and Polyfluoroalkyl”).
PFAS is known to be widely used, in many consumer products including textiles, EEE, semiconductors, carpets and floor coverings, furniture, children’s products, cookware, packaging, and in manufacturing for its nonstick, repellant, and water resistant properties.
Product regulation regarding PFAS is expanding in the US, as compliance requirements on reporting, restriction, prohibition, and labeling become increasingly complex across multiple states.
This Whitepaper Covers:
- PFAS regulatory developments at a US state level, covering California, Maine, Minnesota, New York, Washington, and more
- Product compliance requirements regarding PFAS
- Proposed and upcoming compliance deadlines
- Legislation and rules that may be enacted later in this year or next, affecting product manufacturing, distribution and sale
Victoria Smart, Senior Regulatory Compliance Specialist, Compliance & Risks
Victoria is a Senior Regulatory Compliance Specialist with the Global Regulatory Compliance team specializing in the topics of Chemicals in Products and Energy Efficiency for the USA.
Before joining Compliance & Risks in 2008, Victoria was a senior legal analyst at major California law firms in complex/significant litigation on intellectual property, labor class action, and environmental law; and was the operations manager for a software company.