Category Archives: PFAS

New survey of PFAS in the Nordic environment

The report is about a screening analysis of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and extractable organic fluorine (EOF) in samples from the Nordic environment performed by a group of Swedish and Norwegian scientists. The project was financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers and followed by a Nordic Screening Group. The report can be downloaded…
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New Danish report on PFAS in Cosmetics

In October 2018, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency published the project report: Survey of chemical substances in consumer products No. 169 with the title: Risk assessment of fluorinated substances in cosmetic products. The authors were Anna Brinch and Frans Cristensen from COWI A/S, together with Allan Astrup Jensen from NIPSECT. The chemical analyses were performed…
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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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