Lawmakers in Maryland and West Virginia passed two PFAS-related bills as their states’ legislative sessions came to a close this month.
Earlier this month, Maryland’s state legislature approved HB 643, which bans the manufacture and sale of cosmetics containing certain PFAS substances such as PFOS and PFOA.
The measure is awaiting Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s signature. The governor has 30 days to veto the bill or else it automatically becomes law. If approved, the law will effect on January 1, 2025.
The bill comes after California enacted a similar law last year that will also go into effect in...