Bloomberg Law
June 18, 2020, 4:48 PM

Toxic Firefighting Foam With PFAS Scrutinized by Multiple States

Andrew Wallender
Andrew Wallender

State legislators and regulators are increasingly targeting firefighting foams containing toxic PFAS chemicals, with five states recently enacting, considering, or bringing into effect restrictions on such products.

The developments were included in the latest update of Bloomberg Law’s PFAS State Activity Tracker, which includes more than 100 PFAS-related actions at the state level.

Delaware, Maryland, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin are the latest states to propose, enact, or revise regulations on firefighting foam. At least nine other states already have, or are considering, restrictions on the use or distribution of such foams.

PFAS, or poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances, have been ...

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