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Global regulations around PFAS: the past, the present, and the future

Tiffany Thomas, Elie Haddad

Haley & Aldrich emerging contaminants experts Tiffany Thomas and Elie Haddad take a global look at the regulation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in an article published in the International Chemical Regulatory and Law Review.

Their article, “Global regulations around PFAS: the past, the present and the future,” appears in 2023’s Volume 6, Issue 1, of the publication. Along with co-authors from the regulatory consultancy Yordas Group, Tiffany and Elie examine the current global regulatory framework for PFAS. They also delve into promulgated and proposed regulatory actions and compare the approaches of different global jurisdictions.  

The authors’ analysis focuses on regulations in the European Union and North America and also touches on regulations in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and other regions. Given many jurisdictions’ aim to phase out the production and use of PFAS, they note that “a significant overhaul in PFAS regulatory oversight is ongoing or expected shortly in several countries and regions.” The authors also examine which PFAS-containing products, including cosmetics, medical devices, and firefighting foam, will likely face scrutiny as regulatory proposals advance.  

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