Safer chemicals policy watch
Under the Trump Administration, EPA is making rapid and far-reaching changes to environmental regulations from rolling back mercury and air toxic standards for power plants to undermining the new law meant to review chemicals for safety before products hit the shelves.
Our policy watch will help keep you current. This month in policy:
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law a measure to ban the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS from firefighting foams. PFAS-based firefighting foams are among the most significant sources of PFAS water contamination. The law bans the manufacture, sale, and use of firefighting foam containing PFAS from use in most applications by January 1, 2022.