Emerging Risks - PFAS

  • Podcast 20 April 2023 20 April 2023
  • UK & Europe

  • Insurance

In the latest episode of our Emerging Risks podcast series, we discuss PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), a group of chemicals used globally in a wide range of products from food packaging to firefighting foams. In recent years, scientific research has highlighted PFAS as being a harm to human health and connected them to various diseases. PFAS now pose a significant liability risk and increased awareness of their health risks has already led to mass claims activity beginning in the United States.

Host, Neil Beresford, is joined by:

  • Kevin Haas, Partner (Clyde & Co New Jersey)
  • Natasha Lioubimova, Senior Associate (Clyde & Co London)
  • Andrew Morgan, Senior Engineer (Geosyntec Consultants)

Our speakers discuss the technical nature and regulations surrounding PFAS chemicals, the claims landscape from an international perspective and the current developments emerging in the US.

For more information, please see our article here: Emerging risks: Forever chemicals



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