Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of organofluorine chemicals that have been manufactured and used in many countries for decades. They are heavily scrutinized due to increasing scientific studies demonstrating their extreme environmental persistence and potential risks to human health.
So far, most countries adopted PFAS management options following a substance by substances approach. Their regulatory efforts to control PFAS are very limited and merely focus on the most harmful PFAS groups like PFOS, PFOA, PFHxS and related compounds, which are banned globally as mandated by the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. In the EU, Denmark, Norway, Germany and the Netherlands are taking initiatives to propose a full PFAS restriction that calls for the phase-out of over 10,000 PFAS substances. This marks a comprehensive PFAS regulation on the horizon.
In this webinar, we will provide an overview of the current and emerging critical PFAS regulation in the EU, the United States, Canada, and the Asia-pacific region, discuss the current practices for managing PFAS risks, and shed light on how companies can prepare for future changes.
Who should attend:
Manufacturers of PFAS and PFAS-containing products; or
Importers, suppliers, distributors, users, sellers of PFAS and PFAS-containing products; or
R&D, regulatory, product stewardship and public relations professionals.