Bloomberg Law
April 22, 2021, 4:53 PMUpdated: April 22, 2021, 5:23 PM

PFAS Food Package Ban, Cookware Rule Moves in California (1)

Emily C. Dooley
Emily C. Dooley
Staff Correspondent

California is one step closer to banning “forever chemicals” in food packaging and requiring health warnings on cookware containing those compounds, under a bill passed in the state assembly Thursday.

AB 1200 is the latest effort in the Golden State to tackle per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which have been found throughout the nation’s water supply, in agriculture products, the air, and humans.

PFAS are part of a family of more than 5,000 chemicals and are widely used because they’re stain- and water-resistant. Exposure can cause an increased risk of certain cancers, developmental problems, and other ill health effects, according ...

Learn more about Bloomberg Law or Log In to keep reading:

Learn About Bloomberg Law

AI-powered legal analytics, workflow tools and premium legal & business news.

Already a subscriber?

Log in to keep reading or access research tools.