[Webinar] Restriction of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) under REACH
April 5, 2023
5 April 2023 11:00 - 13:00 GMT +2
Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and Denmark have proposed a REACH restriction to address the risks to the environment and human health from the manufacture, placing on the market and use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs).
A six-month consultation on the proposal starts on 22 March 2023. Join the event to learn about the restriction proposal, how the REACH restriction process works and how to participate in the consultation.
Follow from our home page on 5 April at 11:00 EEST GMT +2. No registration is required. The event will be streamed from our YouTube channel EUchemicals. If you wish to receive a notification before the start of the streaming you can subscribe to the channel.
The recording of the event will be published on this page shortly after the broadcast.
The QnA session will be organised with Sli.Do platform. You will be able to participate when the event starts. Experts from the five national authorities and ECHA will be answering your questions during a live Q&A session until 13:00.
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are very persistent in the environment. If their releases are not minimised, people, plants and animals will be increasingly exposed, resulting in potentially harmful effects.
Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and Denmark have drawn up a proposal to restrict PFASs in Europe (currently more than 10 000 substances). The authorities estimate that around 4.4 million tonnes of PFASs will end up in the environment over the next 30 years unless action is taken.
The proposed restriction on PFASs is set to be one of the largest ever on chemical substances in the EU.
Learn more here.