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10/29/2021

EPA Unveils National PFAS Strategy

On October 18, EPA Administrator Michael Regan announced a comprehensive Strategic Roadmap to combat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination nationwide. The Roadmap is expected to introduce PFAS limits on drinking water nationwide, designate PFAS as hazardous substances, and lay a technical foundation on PFAS air emissions.

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09/27/2021

Cal DTSC Adds PFAS-containing Carpets to Priority Products List

California DTSC has designated carpets and rugs containing PFAS as “Priority Products” under its Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program.

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09/08/2021

EPA Develops New PFAS Test Method 1633

US EPA and DoD announced draft Test Method 1633 to test PFAS levels in water, soil, biosolids, sediment, fish tissue, and more.

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08/02/2021

PFAS Bill Passes Major Milestone in US Congress

On July 21, the US House of Representatives passed H.R.2467 PFAS Action Act of 2021. The bill establishes requirements and incentives to limit the use of PFAS and remediate the toxic chemicals already present in the environment.

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07/16/2021

Maine Becomes First State to Enact Broad PFAS Ban

On July 2, Maine passed a sweeping ban on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in all products by 2030. The ban would affect a wide range of consumer products from cosmetics, dental floss, and cookware, to guitar strings, fire foams, and food packaging.

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05/21/2021

Vermont Bans PFAS from Food Packaging and More

On May 18, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed legislation into law that would effectively prohibit the sale of certain products containing PFAS. The legislation will ban these “Forever Chemicals” from food packaging, ski wax, firefighting foams, carpets, rugs, and aftermarket stain and water-resistant treatments.

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05/04/2021

Fast-Food Giant to Phase Out PFAS from Food Packaging

One of the largest multinational fast-food chains announced plans to eliminate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from its consumer-facing packaging in US and Canada by the end of 2021. This effort would be one of the more aggressive timelines to phase out PFAS among other large-scale fast-food chains.

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01/22/2021

EPA Clarifies New PFAS Restrictions

To inform businesses using materials containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), EPA released the Final Guidance document, clarifying the application of its July 2020 PFAS rule.

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12/23/2020

Amazon Bans Toxic Chemicals from Food Packaging

On December 8, Amazon announced that it would ban a series of toxic chemicals from food packaging used on its Amazon Kitchen brand. This latest update is part of Amazon’s Chemicals and Restricted Substances policy announced in 2018 to reduce usage of “chemicals of concern” as well as to promote transparency and accessibility to the company’s product health and sustainability data.

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10/07/2020

California to Regulate 24 Toxic Chemicals in Cosmetics

On September 30, Governor Gavin Newsom signed the nation’s first ban on two dozen toxic ingredients for cosmetics and personal care products being sold in the Golden State.

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