Interview with Peter Van Der Zandt, ECHA's Director of Risk Management about the restriction proposal for perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid (PFHxS) and intentionally-added microplastics.
The European Union is looking into restricting the use of intentionally added microplastics in products, small particles that create big problems, and PHFxS (and related substances) that belong to the PFAS family, also known as “forever chemicals” due to their ability to stay in the environment for a very long time.
Both restrictions were discussed by the Committees for Risk Assessment and for Socio-Economic Analysis in their June 2020 meetings and this podcast explains the outcome.
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