Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) often come to mind in the context of municipal water treatment plants, fire-fighting foams, and airports, but PFAS can be found all around us. Flurotechnology contributes to our modern society in numerous ways and most of us interact with products that contain PFAS multiple times each day. As PFAS regulations tighten, companies in the consumer products space should learn how PFAS may affect their regulatory compliance obligations.
PFAS are a group of man-made chemicals that have been manufactured and used in a variety of industries since the 1940s. PFAS are persistent in the environment and the human body. Because of this persistence, PFAS are often termed “forever chemicals.”