Articles Posted in France


As regulation of the use of PFAS in consumer products continues to develop at a rapid pace in the United States, businesses that manufacture or sell products internationally should also keep their fingers on the pulse of foreign regulatory developments.

On April 4, members of the French Parliament unanimously approved a bill calling for the ban on the manufacture, import and sale of certain products containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), starting January 1, 2026. The bill applies to any cosmetic product, wax product (for skis), or clothing textile product, except for protective clothing for safety and civil security professionals. The ban will extend to all textiles starting on January 1, 2030. Kitchen utensils, which were originally included in the ban as proposed, were removed from the bill following pushback from the cookware industry, which has historically utilized perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) for nonstick cookware.

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