FPF Workshop 2018: Perspectives on the FCM safety

Afternoon session of FPF Workshop 2018 discusses different approaches to ensuring FCM safety taken by industry, government, retailers, consumer organizations

More retailers take part in annual ranking

Non-profit organization Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families includes 12 new retailers in annual ranking of progress towards eliminating toxic chemicals and using safer alternatives

Push to fully ban PFASs in the U.S.

Hearing at U.S. Congress discusses safe levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in drinking water and possible ban on the chemicals’ manufacture and use

Increasing regulatory action on PFASs

C&EN article summarizes emerging U.S. regulations aimed at reducing and eliminating pollution and exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances

Zürich statement on PFASs

Scientists and regulators release ‘Zürich statement on future actions on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)’

San Francisco bans PFASs in food service ware

U.S. city San Francisco adopts law prohibiting the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in single-use food service ware by 2020

Sweden to introduce PFASs reporting

Sweden notifies EU of proposed obligation for companies to report PFASs in products in national register, to apply from 2019

Consumer app highlights PFCs

German Environment Agency launches app to inform consumers about exposure to and environmental effects of per- and polyfluorinated compounds

Guide to PFAS-free foodservice ware

BizNGO network publishes fact sheet on hazards of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, recommendations on purchasing PFAS-free foodservice ware

Draft toxic profile for 14 PFASs

New minimal risk levels for perfluoroalkyl substances proposed by U.S. agency; comments to be submitted by July 23, 2018