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Restriction on PFAS in firefighting foams: FPP4EU responds to public consultation
30 Sep 2022

Restriction on PFAS in firefighting foams: FPP4EU responds to public consultation

On 23 September 2022, FPP4EU responded to the public consultation on the restriction on PFAS in firefighting foams (FFF). It is our understanding that the FFF file may act as a ‘learning file’ for...
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Are there alternatives to PFAS?
16 Sep 2022

Are there alternatives to PFAS?

That decision-making around regulating PFAS is complex, was illustrated at the Chemical Watch PFAS Global Updates 2022 virtual conference on 7 September. Four members of the FPP4EU sector group presen...
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Blind scientific review on PFAS grouping
12 Sep 2022

Blind scientific review on PFAS grouping

On 25 July, a group of twelve independent researchers published a blind scientific review on the grouping of PFAS for human health risk assessment. In the highlights of the article, the researchers un...
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Novel PFAS degradation method
12 Sep 2022

Novel PFAS degradation method

On 18 August, Science magazine reported scientists at Northwestern University and the University of California (US) have discovered a novel method to degrade carboxylic acid–containing PFAS. The cut...
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Understanding the wide PFAS restriction
23 Jun 2022

Understanding the wide PFAS restriction

“The restriction is on its way, so be prepared” said Martijn Beekman, Project Manager PFAS REACH, of the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) at the FPP4EU event ...
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The complexity of decision making on PFAS
04 Apr 2022

The complexity of decision making on PFAS

“Not knowing what a PFAS restriction under REACH may look like, for instance how PFAS will be defined and grouped, creates a lot of uncertainty for our members and their downstream users” said...
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