Category Archives: PFAS

Report from DIOXIN2018

  The DIOXIN2018 conference was held in Krakow, Poland, 26-31 August, 2018 with about 1000 participants from all over the World. The event included the 38th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants and the 10th International PCB Workshop. A few brief notes There was a plenary every day and six parallel oral sessions. In…
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Zürich Statement on Future Actions on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs)

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are man-made chemicals. To date, over 4,000 unique PFASs have been used in technical applications and consumer products, and some of them have been detected globally in human and wildlife biomonitoring studies. Because of their extraordinary persistence, human and environmental exposure to PFASs will be a long-term source of concern.…
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The EU regulation of PFOA published

In the News blog from December 15, 2016, it was discussed, that EU had decided to ban the production and use of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) (EC 206-397-9; CAS 335-67-1) and related chemicals used in production of fluoropolymers, textiles, paper and fire-fighting foams, because of their unique properties, with high stability and extremely low surface tensions.…
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Norwegian Environment Agency publishes report on PFBS

The Norwegian Environment Agency has just published  a report on "Investigation of sources to PFBS in the Environment" written by COWI and NIPSECT, Denmark. Perfluorobutanesulfonate/sulfonic acid (PFBS) is a short-chain PFAS, which uses are increasing as it is one of the most important subsitutes for the banned chemical perfluorooctanesulfonate/sulfonic acid (PFOS). The report can be downloaded…
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