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European Parliament Urges PFAS Ban, Chemical Evaluation Changes

July 10, 2020, 5:43 PM

The European Union should change the way it evaluates chemicals, ban certain uses of PFAS, and find ways to curb chemicals that disrupt the hormone system, EU lawmakers said in a wide-ranging resolution adopted Friday.

The advisory resolution will go to the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, which is developing a chemicals strategy for sustainability. The commission plans to propose the strategy later this year as part of its overarching European Green Deal plan, which aims to make the EU into a net-zero emissions economy by 2050.

European Parliament lawmakers said EU regulators should move to a system in...

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