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Minnesota to restrict organohalogen FRs in childrens products, furniture

Law will also control firefighting foams containing PFASs

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has signed into law a measure that will expand the state’s existing flame retardant restrictions and impose limits on the use of firefighting foam containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs).

Firefighting foams

Meanwhile, the measure also takes aim at the use of firefighting foam containing PFASs.

From 1 July 2020, a prohibition will take effect for the use of such products for testing or training purposes.

And from that date, any person, locality or state agency that discharges, uses or releases the products – or knows of such an event – must notify the Minnesota Fire Incident Reporting System within 24 hours. This notification must include specifics on the purpose of this use, as well as the containment, treatment and disposal measures being taken to minimise its release into the environment.

The bill passed the House on 16 May by a 125-5 margin and cleared the Senate four days later with a unanimous vote. The governor signed it into law on 22 May.

chemicalwatch.com  Kelly Franklin  28 May 2019

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