Industry Pushes For Revised PFAS Definition In California Bill Seeking Cosmetic Ban
The Personal Care Products Council and other industry groups suggest they will support AB 2771 if amendments are made to promote international harmonization, among other changes. Already they advocated successfully for the bill’s scope to be limited to intentionally added PFAS, not “the mere presence of trace levels of fluorine in the product.”
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AB 2771, introduced in February, would ban the manufacture or sale of cosmetic products containing PFAS beginning on 1 January 2025, and it does not specify intentionally added PFAS versus those present as contaminants.
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