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Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Food Packaging Alternatives Assessment

Publication number Date Published Date Revised
21-04-004February 2021May 2021
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Author(s) Washington State Department of Ecology
Description Ecology's alternatives assessment (AA) fulfills the requirements of RCW 70A.222.070, which restricts the manufacture, distribution, and sale in Washington of “food packaging to which per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals have been intentionally added in any amount” if safer alternatives to PFAS in food packaging are identified.

Ecology, in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health, completed this alternatives assessment that:

· Evaluates less toxic chemicals and nonchemical alternatives to replace the use of PFAS.
· Follows the guidelines for alternatives assessments issued by the Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2).
· Includes an evaluation of chemical hazards, exposure, performance, cost, and availability.
NOTES This publication was revised in May 2021 to update the Northwest regional office's contact information.
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Keywords PFAS, consumer products, food packaging, packaging, alternatives assessment, safer chemicals, safer alternatives, alternatives, chemicals of concern, toxics reduction, toxics, legislative report, per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, Safer Products
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