With the maze of new per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) regulations arising in the U.S. — including two significant California PFAS regulations — consumer products manufacturers are facing increasing potential PFAS liability.
"For industry, the pace of PFAS legislation marks an unprecedented turning point in how chemicals are regulated, particularly since the analytical methods needed to confidently identify PFAS in different product types are still evolving," explain Exponent authors in their recent article.
So, how can manufacturers navigate changing PFAS regulations and mitigate potential litigation issues?
At the Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC) 2023 Fall Conference, Exponent's Sarahann Rackl, Ph.D., P.E., will discuss the latest PFAS regulations impacting consumer products manufacturers, as well as strategies for responding and maintaining resiliency in the face of regulatory uncertainties. Learn more below and connect with Exponent's PFAS consultants at the conference.
"PFAS and Product Liability: What You Need to Know About Regulation and Litigation"
THURSDAY, OCT. 5 | 3:25-4:00 P.M. CDT
Speakers: Sarahann Rackl, Ph.D., P.E., Principal Engineer, Environmental & Earth Sciences; Libby Stennes, Esq., Greenberg Traurig, LLP
This PLAC Fall Conference panel will cover emerging issues impacting consumer product liability for PFAS substances. More industries are seeing the impact of PFAS bans and restricted uses, as the litigation rapidly grows and the science regarding PFAS continues to evolve.