PFAS

PFAS are called forever chemicals because they don’t degrade in nature.

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PFAS are often referred to as “forever chemicals” since they don’t degrade over time, and can be found in the bloodstream of almost every human being on the planet. When the PFAS manufacturer DuPont started searching for clean blood samples without PFAS to compare them to the blood of their factory workers that manufactured Teflon, which is a PFAS, they found none. Apart from not degrading, PFAS are also toxic and have been linked to a number of diseases, such as cancer, liver damage and trouble getting pregnant.

Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10237242/

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Let’s not put the chemical crisis off to the next generation.

We call on policy makers in the EU to take action against toxic chemicals in our nature, air, water and bodies. We ask them to:

  • Fully implement the European Union’s promises on its Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability to ensure a toxic-free Europe by 2030
  • A special focus must be to fix the outdated chemicals control law, REACH, to ensure the fast track banning of the most harmful chemicals in consumer products
  • Fully implement the European Union’s action plan to phase out PFAS, including support and facilitate the universal ban of PFAS as well as banning PFAS in sectoral legislations such as toys, cosmetics, packaging and food contact materials.
  • Aid communities affected by forever chemical pollution and ensure thorough monitoring, remediation, ground sanitation, health and other plans in response to their needs. Make polluting PFAS manufacturers and related companies accountable for these.

This petition is done together with several European environmental organisations.