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Colorado Expands PFAS Ban to Include Cookware and Food Equipment


On May 1, 2024, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed SB 24-081, “Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Chemicals Protection Act.” The Act expands on HB 22-1345 by including a ban on intentionally added PFAS in cookware and commercial food equipment. The ban on PFAS in cookware becomes effective on January 1, 2026, while the ban on PFAS in food equipment becomes effective on January 1, 2028.

SB 24-081 also includes bans on certain cleaning products, outdoor apparel, textile articles, menstruation products, ski wan, and dental floss that contain intentionally added PFAS. Federally regulated drugs, medical devices, biologics, and veterinary pesticides and their packaging are exempted from the ban.

HB 22-1345 banned food packaging, among other products, with intentionally added PFAS, effective January 1, 2024. (For more information on that bill, see the article, Colorado Bans PFAS in Fiber-Based Food Packaging.)