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Maine Adopts Law to Ban Goods With ‘Forever Chemicals’ by 2030

July 15, 2021, 7:53 PM

A Maine law to phase “forever chemicals” out of products by 2030 when alternative chemicals are available took effect Thursday without Gov. Janet T. Mills’ (D) signature.

Effective Jan. 1, 2030, products containing intentionally added per- and polyfluroalkyl substances, or PFAS, may not be sold in Maine unless the use of them is unavoidable, according to the Act to Stop Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluroalkyl Substances Pollution, Chapter 477 P.L

The law also authorizes the state to collect fees to implement the law and could be used to fund PFAS remediation.

The law’s approach to restricting PFAS is somewhat similar to the ...

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