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 PFAS 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

Recommendations for non-toxic environment

Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) calls on EU Commission to release strategy for non-toxic environment, recommends 12 priority actions

New York State rejects fluorinated food containers

U.S. state New York restricts state agencies’ procurement of food containers and wrappers containing PFASs or polystyrene

Fluorinated chemicals in cake packaging

Danish consumer council finds elevated levels of fluorinated substances in 3 out of 21 paper and board packagings of ready-made cakes; test results indicate decreased intentional use of fluorinated chemicals in baking paper since 2016