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Chemicals lobby moves full steam ahead to undermine pfas ban

By Tim Luimes, | 17 May, 2023

Europe wants to ban all pfas at once. The chemical industry is lobbying for the exemption of fluoropolymers. These substances, a type of plastics, are the pfas consumers know best, such as Teflon. These would be safe, according to the industry in an attempt to get an exception done, to weaken the proposal for a ban.

But fluoropolymers are not safe, scientists say. Harmful gases are released during use. But more importantly, production is highly polluting. And the substances also cause problems in the waste phase.

Read the full article on FTM (in Dutch). 

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