PFAS as a group, are facing a restriction in the EU under REACH. The restriction proposal was published by the European Chemicals Agency in February 2023. On 1 November, ECHA published all 5,642 contributions received from the public consultation. Here’s what FPP4EU submitted: FPP4EU submits list of missed uses of PFAS to the stakeholder consultation – FPP4EU.
Besides the upcoming restriction, (some) PFAS are already covered by other European pieces of legislation. For instance, PFAS are regulated as a group in the Drinking Water Directive. PFOS, PFOA and PFHxS have been restricted under the EU’s Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation. Perfluorinated carboxylic acids (C9-14 PFCAs), their salts and precursors are also restricted in the EU/EEA since February 2023 following a proposal by the German and Swedish authorities.