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Focus on: Alternatives assessment on PFAS chemicals in food packaging

 
Publication number Date Published
19-04-036December 2019
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Author(s) Goetz, Kimberly
Description In 2018, the Washington State Legislature passed a law prohibiting the use of all per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) in plant fiber-based food packaging. Before the ban takes effect, Ecology must identify whether safer alternatives to PFAS are available and publish the findings in a report to the Legislature.

In order to determine whether safer alternatives to PFAS are available, Ecology is conducting an “alternatives assessment.” This is a formal process to identify, compare, and select safer alternatives to chemicals of concern and evaluate a chemical’s hazards, performance, and economic viability.
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Keywords PFAS, packaging, alternatives assessment, packaging testing, Legisative Report, legislative, per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances
WEB PAGE Per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS)
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