Indiana adopts law restricting PFAS-containing foams


Indiana has joined a growing number of US states to adopt legislation restricting the use of firefighting foams containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs).

The measure (HB 1189), signed into law on 11 March, prohibits the use for training or testing purposes of ‘class B’ firefighting foam containing any intentionally added PFASs.

There is an exception, however, for testing facilities that have implemented “appropriate measures” to prevent releases to the environment.

And unlike measures in several other states, the law does not prohibit or restrict the manufacture, sale or distribution of firefighting foams containing intentionally added PFAss, nor their use in emergency firefighting or fire prevention operations.

ChemicalWatch, 12 March 2020