On the other hand, some critics of the regulations are concerned it doesn’t go far enough.
“We can no longer afford this chemical by chemical approach when there are over 14,000 PFAS,” said Kyla Bennet, science policy director with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). “And they’re talking about regulating six,”
In that sense, the regulations are something like the carnival game of whack-a-mole; if manufacturers are limited from using one of the chemicals, they can switch to another. It would be better, she said, to pass legislation recently filed by Massachusetts lawmakers to regulate PFAS as a class and prohibit it from consumer products.