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Do the Products You Sell Contain PFAS?


A Question Every Retailer Must Be Prepared to Answer

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have taken center stage. The Biden administration’s regulatory agenda plans numerous revisions to environmental regulations to address this broad class of pervasive substances. While the US Environmental Protection Agency grapples with implementing these initiatives, states are aggressively forging ahead with their own plans. Laws targeting PFAS in various products have taken effect and will continue to take effect in many states, representing a striking expansion from typical state regulations addressing environmental PFAS contamination from firefighting foam and other sources.

To manage liability, retailers must be aware of this trend and understand the expanding regulatory requirements and potential liability for selling products containing PFAS in states with these restrictions.

Read the full article in Hunton Andrews Kurth’s Retail Industry 2022 Year In Review.


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