EU Turns Up Heat On PFAS With Broad REACH Restriction Proposal In The Works
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are under increasing scrutiny in the US and Europe. Stakeholders have until 31 July to submit information to the authorities of five European countries as they prepare a joint proposal for a broad PFAS restriction under the bloc’s REACH regulation.
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