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Washington | Addressing the Dangers of PFAS Chemicals: Draft Regulatory Determinations Report to the Legislature

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The Safer Products for Washington program is working to reduce the use of PFAS chemicals in the state. In 2023, the program published a draft report outlining its progress. The report includes potential restrictions on PFAS in certain product categories. The public can comment on the draft report until January 12, 2024.

PFAS chemicals are a group of man-made chemicals that have been linked to a number of health problems, including cancer, liver damage, and developmental problems in children. They are found in a variety of products, including food packaging, cookware, and firefighting foam.

The Safer Products for Washington program is committed to reducing the use of PFAS chemicals in the state. The draft report outlines a number of potential strategies for doing this, including:

  • Banning the use of PFAS chemicals in certain products.
  • Requiring manufacturers to use PFAS-free alternatives.
  • Educating consumers about the dangers of PFAS chemicals.

The public is encouraged to review the draft report and provide comments. The comments will be used to help the program finalize its recommendations.


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