PFAS In Consumer Goods The Target In Washington


On March 10, 2022, a bill was sent to the Governor of Washington’s desk that significantly accelerates the state’s initiative to develop regulations for various consumer goods that contain PFAS. With increasing attention being given to PFAS in consumer goods in the media, scientific community, and in state legislatures, Washington’s bill takes direct aim at a variety of specific products. It is critical for companies anywhere in the manufacturing or supply chain for consumer goods to immediately assess the impact of the proposed PFAS legislation on corporate practices, and make decisions regarding continued use of PFAS in products, as opposed to substituting for other substances. At the same time, companies impacted by the PFAS legislation must be aware that the bill poses risks to the companies involvement in PFAS litigation in both the short and long term.

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The National Law Review, 15-03-22