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Prop 65 Notices On PFAS Foretell Wave of Corporate Targeting

In the span of one week at the end of March 2021, the state of California issued three separate Prop 65 notices on PFAS that will add significant regulatory, compliance and litigation burdens on a wide array of business types. Important to note is that Prop 65 regulations that take effect are not applicable only to companies situated in California; rather, they apply to any company (even internet businesses) that sell products to anyone in the state of California. Given how prevalent PFAS are in thousands of products, if the actions proposed in the three notices take effect, the result may be a deluge of compliance and enforcement actions that could cost some companies hundreds of thousands of dollars. Read more…