This law is going to impact nearly every business in Maine

By Vivien Leigh | News Center Maine | November 2, 2022

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"Maine's first-in-the-nation law prohibiting products made with PFAS chemicals doesn't go into effect until 2030, but the law does direct companies to begin reporting whether their products contain PFAS starting this January.

The class of chemicals known as PFAS has been linked in studies to health problems including organ cancers and thyroid issues.

That Jan. 1 deadline is prompting hundreds of businesses to seek a six-month extension to test their products in order to comply with the reporting requirements, which aren't expected to be finalized until next April.

The law is expected to impact millions of products and thousands of Maine-based companies."