New Calif. Law Represents Strategic Shift In PFAS Regulation

Law360 (September 18, 2019, 4:42 PM EDT) -- California has passed a new law that makes it the first state in the country to require public water suppliers to notify customers if their water contains per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. A.B. 756,[1] which Gov. Gavin Newsom quietly signed into law at the end of July, is the first California law to regulate PFAS, and represents a strategic shift in the state's ongoing efforts to regulate this emerging class of contaminants.

PFAS are a group of approximately 5,000 synthetic organic compounds that are used in a wide range of consumer products and industrial processes, including paper manufacturing, fast food...

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