Restriction of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in firefighting foams
5 April 2022 11:00 - 13:00 EEST
ECHA has investigated the environmental and health risks posed by using PFASs in firefighting foams at the request of the European Commission. The Agency concluded that an EU-wide restriction is justified as the risks posed by PFASs are currently not adequately controlled and releases should be minimised.
A six-month consultation starts on 23 March and will be open for anyone to give evidence-based comments on the restriction proposal.
This info session explains the restriction process and helps those interested to take part in the consultation.
Questions and answers from the event
- All slides in one [PDF] - European Chemicals Agency