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EDC-Free Europe campaigners react to new EU-wide PFAS restriction proposal

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In February 2023, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the draft proposal for an EU-wide restriction on the production and use of thousands of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), starting a much needed process to restrict these ‘forever chemicals’ used in all sorts of consumer products and found in water, food, homes and nearly all our bodies.  

The draft proposal was prepared by the national authorities from Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. The proposal will be followed by a six-month public consultation starting from 22 March 2023, in which stakeholders will be invited to give feedback. After this, ECHA’s committees for Risk Assessment (RAC) and Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) will analyse the proposal and release their final evaluations and opinions before the proposal passes on to the European Commission and EU member states for decision on the potential restriction.  



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