Restriction of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under REACH
5 April 2023 11:00 - 13:00 GMT +2
Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and Sweden 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 (PFAS).
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. We encourage you to send your questions well ahead of the event. Having the questions in advance helps the five national authorities and ECHA to prepare and respond to as many questions as possible during the live QnA session until 13:00.
You can submit your questions the window below or using this link.
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are very persistent in the environment. If their releases are not minimised, people, plants and animals will be increasingly exposed, resulting in harmful effects.
Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and Sweden have drawn up a proposal to restrict PFAS in Europe (currently more than 10 000 substances). The authorities estimate that around 4.5 million tonnes of PFAS will end up in the environment over the next 30 years unless action is taken.
The proposed restriction on PFAS is set to be one of the largest ever on chemical substances in the EU.
More on the topic:
- ECHA seeks input on proposed PFAS restriction, 22 March 2023
- Video: Media briefing – Banning PFASs in the EU, 7 February 2023
- ECHA publishes PFAS restriction, 7 February 2023
- ECHA receives PFASs restriction proposal from five national authorities, 23 January 2023
- More on PFAS