Netherlands working on proposal to ban PFAS in Europe

The Dutch government has indicated it wants to prepare a “comprehensive proposal” to phase out the use of poly- and perfluorinated alkylated substances (PFAS) in the EU, and plans to discuss it at a meeting of environment ministers this week.

by Robert Hodgson
PFAS as a group encompasses some 4,700 different substances, many of which are used in products including pesticides (Photo by Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images)
PFAS as a group encompasses some 4,700 different substances, many of which are used in products including pesticides (Photo by Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images)

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