California consistently maintains its status as both one of the most important economies in the world as well as one of the most regulated states in the United States. This AgencyIQ piece will review the different types of regulation California has imposed on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances that are currently in effect in 2023, and what else is on the horizon.
A quick background on PFAS
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a wide class of synthetic organic chemicals. Although there are several different definitions of what a PFAS is, the class contains thousands of different chemicals. The typical hallmark of a PFAS is at least one fully fluorinated carbon atom, where all hydrogen atoms bonded to the carbon have been replaced with fluorine atoms.
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