Category Archives: PFOA

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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PFAS activities in Australia

Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA), on behalf of the Heads of EPAs Australia and New Zealand (HEPA) and the Australian Government Department of Environment and Energy, hosted a summit of international environment experts and regulators on polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) on 3-4th April 2017 in Melbourne. In Australia there have, for example, been been several…
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PFOA to be banned in Europe

PFOA The Danish and Norwegian Environmental Agencies have both just announced that the EU has decided to ban perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and its derivatives and precursors. Precursors are chemicals which degrade into PFOA, for instance 8:2 fluorotelomers. In total hundreds of substances on the market will be banned. However, the ban will first be enforced…
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New reports on polyfluorinated chemicals

A few days ago the Danish Environmental Protection Agency published three new reports on polyfluorinated chemicals, which I co-authored. The Environmental project No. 1707, 2015 report: "Short-chain Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)" is a literature review of information on human health effects and environmental fate and effect aspects of short-chain PFAS, which are used as substitutes for PFOS…
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