TITLE

PFOS ban gets approval

PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;11/13/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 43, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the European Parliament has voted in favor of a ban on the marketing and use of perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS). There will be exemptions for specific uses where no substitute can be found for technical or economic reasons. Under an agreement, the use of the PFOS will be banned in concentrations higher than 0.00 percent by mass in chemical preparations. The Parliament also voted to ban the chemical from firefighting foams.
ACCESSION #
23194771

 

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