PFOS ban gets approval

November 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;11/13/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 43, p28
Trade Publication
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.


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