PFAS

PFAS are used as an ingredient in thousands of everday products, from cosmetics to dental floss and guitar strings, to name a few.

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PFAS chemicals are not a single chemical, but a group of almost 10 000 man-made chemicals that share many of the same characteristics. The most infamous PFAS are probably PFOA and PFOS, which are banned. Even still, tests of drinking water often find the presence of these two chemicals. Other PFAS are used in tons of everyday stuff because they’re really good at repelling water and oil and handling high temperatures. You’ll find them in things like fire extinguishing foam, non-stick pan coatings, food packaging, cosmetics, outdoor clothes, dental floss, guitar strings and more.

Reference: https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/emerging-chemical-risks-in-europe/emerging-chemical-risks-in-europe

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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  • A special focus must be to fix the outdated chemicals control law, REACH, to ensure the fast track banning of the most harmful chemicals in consumer products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.