Category Archives: Polyfluoroalkyl substances

High concentrations of environmental toxins in freshwater fish i Norway

Lake Mjøsa A new large study (in Norwegian with summary in English) of  three large lakes in Norway revealed that toxic chemicals emitted from common consumer products still accumulate at high concentrations in freshwater fish and zooplankton. The analysed chemicals were mercury, siloxanes, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) and perfluoroalkylated substances (PFAS). The highest…
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Norway has banned PFOA in consumer products

PFOA Norway has been pioneering and was the first country to ban the surfactant perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). From June 1, 2014 it is not allowed to produce, import, export or sell consumer products and textiles containing ≥ 0.001 weight% of PFOA and/or its salts and esters, and single parts of the product must not contain…
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