Connecticut Curbs Use of PFAS in Fire Foam: State Tracker

Oct. 22, 2020, 5:30 PM; Updated: July 23, 2021, 2:24 PM

Firefighting foam made with PFAS continues to be a central concern for lawmakers as Connecticut became the 18th U.S. state to restrict the use of such products.

The Connecticut measure, Public Act No. 21-191, also restricts the use of PFAS in food packaging beginning Dec. 31, 2023. Another component of the law establishes a take-back program to help get the PFAS-containing fire foam, known as AFFF or aqueous film forming foam, out of local fire department storerooms.

Elsewhere, restrictions on PFAS-containing firefighting foam took effect in Virginia and West Virginia on July 1.

Of the 18 states with ...

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