Environment & Energy Report

European Union Plans Crackdown on PFAS Group

March 25, 2020, 4:41 PM

A group of about 45 so-called forever chemicals could be largely prohibited in the European Union under the REACH law, which governs chemical regulation among the 27 member countries.

The restriction would apply to the perfluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA) and related substances that can degrade or be transformed into PFHxA.

The proposed restriction would ban the manufacture, import, and use of the specific substances in the EU, and would impose a concentration limit of one part per million for the overall presence of the substances in imported products.

Comments on a plan to restrict PFHxA—a type of per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS)...

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