Congress introduces ‘non-essential’ PFAS ban bill

April 24, 2024

Read the full article by Sara Samora (Manufacturing Drive)

"Federal lawmakers introduced a bill last week that could ban non-essential PFAS in the U.S.

The Forever Chemical Regulation and Accountability Act would give manufacturers 10 years to phase out production of non-essential forever chemicals, as well as require them to eliminate all PFAS emissions from their facilities.

The bill is based on Minnesota’s impending ban on the sale or distribution of PFAS in the state, with exceptions for essential products like medical devices. The law, set to go into effect next year, is considered one of the broadest regulations against forever chemicals in the U.S."