PFAS Liability Exposures Are Rising. What Manufacturing Entities Need to Know

Denise GillinBusiness Insurance, Senior Living

By Autumn Demberger for Risk & Insurance

“PFAS, also known as forever chemicals, are a group of widely used chemicals that serve as a coating to generally enhance or improve the durability of a product,” explained Brian Kramer, manufacturing practice lead at The Hartford. “These types of chemicals have been in use since about the 1930s, with the primary applications focusing on nonstick and waterproof coatings.”

Many say PFAS are the “next asbestos,” but unlike its 1970s counterpart, PFAS are still manufactured in products overseas today, which can open companies up to liability and health-related claims.

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