Lamont signs PFAS ban — with a suggested improvement

June 10, 2024

Read the full article by Mark Pazniokas (CT Mirror)

"Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday signed a unanimously passed bill that largely will phase out the use of PFAS, a family of widely used “forever chemicals,” but warned lawmakers the law needs to be tweaked.

Unlike versions passed in other states, the new Connecticut law lacks a waiver process for keeping a product on the market when there is no reasonable alternative, Lamont noted in his signing letter.

Lamont said that could mean, among other things, that Teflon non-stick pans could be unavailable in Connecticut after Jan. 1, 2028."