Attorney John Gardella was recently interviewed by Kris Maher, reporter for the Wall Street Journal, for his article regarding the increasing number of states promulgating regulations banning PFAS in consumer products or PFAS altogether from all applications. An excerpt from the article:
“The new state laws are creating headaches for many companies, said John Gardella, a Boston-based attorney who advises companies on how to comply with state PFAS laws.
It is often difficult for companies to know whether PFAS are in products or components sourced from other countries, he said. In some cases, companies need to determine whether the chemicals can be removed from products while maintaining performance.
Mr. Gardella said companies are concerned now that making a list of products containing PFAS open to the public will also lead plaintiff s’ lawyers to target products for litigation.
‘The plaintiff s’ bar will have a very easy time collecting this data as well and figuring out which product types to target,’ he said.”
For the complete article and Mr. Maher’s PFAS thought content, please visit the Wall Street Journal below or download a copy of the article here.
CMBG3 Law is following judicial, legislative, administrative, and scientific developments relating to PFAS. More information about the services we can provide, including risk assessments, to ensure your business is ready for any intersection with these substances can be found on our PFAS Litigation page.
Our attorneys have been at the forefront of PFAS issues, including giving presentations as to the future waves of litigation stemming from PFAS issues. For more information, please contact the Chair of our PFAS – Toxic Torts Team: John Gardella.