New Year, New Series of PFAS Laws Taking Effect: State Tracker

Oct. 22, 2020, 5:30 PMUpdated: Jan. 3, 2022, 8:24 PM

More than half a dozen state laws and regulations focused on PFAS took effect as the country celebrated the start of 2022.

Two states—California and Maine—now ban the sale and manufacturing of PFAS-containing firefighting foams. A third state—Illinois—bans the use of PFAS-containing foams in training and limits its use in testing environments unless specified precautions are followed. A full ban on the sale, use, and manufacture of PFAS fire foams goes into effect in Illinois in 2025.

They join at least 15 other states in restricting the use of such foams. PFAS-containing firefighting foam has led ...

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