Category Archives: Polyfluoroalkyl substances

RESTRICTION OF SOME PERFLUOROOCTYLSILANES IN EU.

16 July 2019 This Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/957 of 11 June, 2019 on amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards (3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-tridecafluorooctyl) silanetriol and TDFAs entered into force two weeks ago on 1 July, 2019.…
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New survey of PFAS in the Nordic environment

April 8 2019 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…
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New Danish report on PFAS in Cosmetics

January 22 2019 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…
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PFOA in drinking water around Ohio River Valley

Starting in 1951, the chemical company DuPont produced the important fluoropolymer Teflon at a plant at Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA. The surface-active substance perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) was used as an auxiliary agent for the polymerization. During the years the company underplayed the danger of PFOA, although some workers at the plant contracted rare cancer diseases.…
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