PFAS and Other Emerging Alleged Contaminants Litigation: Mitigating Risk Through Insurance

Source:, July 1, 2024
By: Bilal Khattab and Sarah Turpin, K&L Gates LLP

The United States (US) has seen an explosion of litigation in recent years relating to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), referred to by some as “forever chemicals” because they are slow to degrade and can stay in the environment for many years. PFAS are a large group of synthetic chemicals, which are used in a wide range of product types, such as water and stain repellents, lubricants, packaging, electronics and fire-fighting foams, due in large part to their resistance and low chemical reactivity. Read more.

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