PFAS: A Scientific, Legal, and Regulatory Overview of Risk, Trends, and Best Practices
Anne Marie Ellis | Shareholder, Buchalter (Irvine, CA)
Sarahann M. Rackl, Ph.D., P.E. | Exponent
Brian Drollette, Ph.D. | Exponent
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) (aka forever chemicals) are an emerging concern for business. With legislation taking effect in 2023, companies need to understand their risks and compliance obligations, as well as potential legal actions.
PFAS are commonly found in various consumer products, including cookware, textiles, outerwear, and food packaging, and currently are at the forefront of environmental scrutiny by regulators, NGOs, and the media. There is a growing patchwork of laws that companies must comply with, including a significant cross-over with California’s Prop. 65. Additionally, even products and raw materials that claim to be PFAS-free may actually contain PFAS, especially in light of the varying and increasingly inclusive definitions of the term “PFAS”.
This webinar will provide an overview of the states and laws at the forefront of PFAS legislation, litigation trends involving PFAS, and practical tips for handling compliance throughout the supply chain. The presenters will discuss:
• Evolving regulations and liability climate that is impacting consumer products
• Strategies to address evolving compliance requirements and evolving liability risks
• PFAS detection, quantification methods, and the challenges faced when adapting these methodologies to consumer products
Approved for 1-Hour MCLE Credit in California