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Updated Feb 23, 2023

ECHA published a proposal to restrict PFAS

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published a proposal prepared by five authorities in Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands to restrict around 10,000 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs).

PFASs are complex substances known as "forever chemicals" that do not break down in the environment, or take a very long time to break down. PFASs, once thought of as inert, may be toxic and are linked to a variety of health problems, including thyroid disease, immunotoxicity, certain types of cancer, liver damage, reduced fertility and pregnancy complications. Those substances are used in a variety of ways, including...

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