Partner Stephanie Feingold spoke to Chemical Watch about the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposal designating two types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)— perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS)—as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.
According to Stephanie, companies will need to audit their supply chains to know what types of PFAS might be in their materials and what potential liabilities they could face. While PFOA and PFOS were largely phased out in the United States a decade ago, the chemicals may still be present in imported articles and materials.
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