Commissioner Sinkevicius' speech at the high-level conference on PFAS

May 17, 2022

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"Good afternoon everyone, and many thanks to Jutta for this invitation.

I'm always very happy to talk about our Chemicals Strategy, because I think it's one of the really powerful new tools we have under the European Green Deal, and it's helped us really strengthen our approach in several areas.

PFAS is one of these areas, so I'll start with a brief introduction to specific actions on that, before moving on to REACH restrictions, including the one on fire-fighting foams.

Of course it wasn't news that PFAS were extremely problematic. Some of them were already restricted in the EU under REACH, and internationally, under the Stockholm Convention."