PFAS Updates 2021: Highlights

Chemical Watch’s second annual PFAS Updates conference (23 June) was hugely popular and another big success. The event brought together experts and stakeholders to share comprehensive discussions on the latest global regulatory developments around the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs).

During the event, regulatory professionals provided valuable insights into:

  • PFAS alternatives;
  • chemical identity and the EPA process for approving new PFAS chemicals;
  • the proposed TSCA PFAS reporting rule;
  • an overview of the PFAS restriction proposal under REACH;
  • PFAS restrictions and the EU chemicals strategy for sustainability; and
  • food contact materials regulations and PFASs.

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PFAS Updates 2021 welcomed 24 expert speakers including:

Cristina de Avila

Head of Unit, Sustainable Chemicals, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission

Martijn Beekman

NL PFAS Restriction Project Manager, RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment

Robert J Simon

Vice President, Chemical Products & Technology Divisions, American Chemistry Council

Stephanie Griffin

Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, US EPA

Xenia Trier

Expert on Chemicals, Environment and Human Health, European Environment Agency

Carl Dannenberg

Scientific Officer, Federal Office for Chemicals, BAuA, Germany

Dr Anna Reade

Staff Scientist, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

Karl Palmer

Chief, Safer Consumer Products Branch, California Department of Toxic Substances Control

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“Extremely useful as it had lots of interesting information that was not publicly available until now.”

“The content covered was extensive and far reaching, which is valuable for proactive decision making.”

“Very interesting to see all the different views and the potential impact of other organisations.”

“It was a very well balanced discussion about the future of  PFAS. All the speakers were very knowledgeable and their presentations very professional.”

“It was useful to gain a greater understanding of the current situation. The event was well organised and moderated well.”

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