One step closer to zero chemical pollution: the legal adoption and implications of the PFAS restriction proposal

Viktoria Obolevich

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the legal adoption and possible implications of the proposed per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) restriction. In the case of PFAS, this restriction puts value on the regulatory efforts to implement far-reaching and ambitious targets amid a high level of scientific uncertainty. The purpose of this paper is to present a report rather than conducting an in-depth analysis of the mentioned field. Overall, the paper argues that such a daring decision might be justified by the precautionary principle. However, the implementation might raise opposition from the stakeholders' side and might take longer than initially anticipated, most likely with additional derogations concerning essential goods that do not currently have safe alternatives.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Risk Regulation
Volume14
Issue4
Pages (from-to)793-799
ISSN1867-299X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023

Keywords

  • PFAS
  • ban
  • precautionary principle

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