PFAS Focus: Navigating Global Regulations and Preparing for Inevitable Changes

Aug. 16th, 2023

Anna Lennquist, Mao Da, Theory Wen


Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of organofluorine chemicals that have been manufactured and used in many countries for decades. They are heavily scrutinized due to increasing scientific studies demonstrating their extreme environmental persistence and potential risks to human health.

So far, most countries adopted PFAS management options following a substance by substances approach. Their regulatory efforts to control PFAS are very limited and merely focus on the most harmful PFAS groups like PFOS, PFOA, PFHxS and related compounds, which are banned globally as mandated by the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. In the EU, Denmark, Norway, Germany and the Netherlands are taking initiatives to propose a full PFAS restriction that calls for the phase-out of over 10,000 PFAS substances. This marks a comprehensive PFAS regulation on the horizon.

In this webinar, we will provide an overview of the current and emerging critical PFAS regulation in the EU, the United States, Canada, and the Asia-pacific region, discuss the current practices for managing PFAS risks, and shed light on how companies can prepare for future changes.

Who should attend: 

  • Manufacturers of PFAS and PFAS-containing products; or
  • Importers, suppliers, distributors, users, sellers of PFAS and PFAS-containing products; or
  • R&D, regulatory, product stewardship and public relations professionals.

Relevant Link:


1. EU Part

  • Overview of PFAS regulation in the EU
  • European universal restriction proposal
  • Tools and strategies to facilitate mapping and phase-out of PFAS

2. North America Part (The US and Canada)

  • PFAS environmental and health risk
  • PFAS regulatory updates in the US and Canada
  • PFAS requirements in the RRC evaluation system and RRC evaluation performance of 50 retail companies in the US and Canada
  • Apple, Sephora, Walmart, Sam’s Club’s PFAS management measures

3. Asia-Pacific Part

  • Existing regulations managing PFAS in 10+ countries and regions
  • Prospective compliance requirements and strategies

4. Q&A


Date Time (GMT+8) World Clock Language
2023-08-16 21:00 ~ 22:30 London: 14:00-15:30

New York: 9:00-10:30



Anna Lennquist

Senior Toxicologist at ChemSec

Anna Lennquist holds a PhD in ecotoxicology from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She holds also degree in journalism from the same University and has a strong interest in communicating scientific findings to a wider audience. Anna joined ChemSec in 2011. She has since focused on substitution, first in the development of the SUBSPORT project and since 2013 as project manager of the SIN List. She is also the project manager of ChemSec Marketplace and the PFAS Guide.

Mao Da

Chairman of the Board of Toxics-Free Corps

Mao Da is now the Chair of the Board of Shenzhen Zero Waste (also known as Toxics-Free Corps), an non-profit organization in China. He holds a PhD degree in environmental history. Over the past 18 years, he has been actively working with different environmental NGOs for their efforts to reduce pollution of wastes and toxic chemicals, and promote public health. In the academic area, he has published a book on the history of ocean waste disposal in the United States and finished a post-doctorate report on the history of social debate on dioxin. Currently his work focuses more on sound management of chemicals, greening of e-commerce, plastic pollution prevention and promotion of zero waste strategy.

Theory Wen

ChemLinked Regulatory Analyst

Theory Wen holds a Master Degree in HongKong Polytechnic University. He is now an editor and chemical regulatory analyst for ChemLinked, mainly in charge of chemical regulatory news coverage, monitoring, analysis in Asian-pacific regions.

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