The Netherlands has joined efforts with Germany, Denmark, Norway and Sweden to make a proposal that imposes a Europe-wide ban on the manufacture and use of PFAS. The aim of this proposal is preventing these substances from finding their way into our living environment. This task is anything but straightforward. Many different substances, products and stakeholders are involved.
FAS can pose a problem for the environment and our health. They degrade poorly or not at all and can disperse through the environment with great ease. Our continued use of these chemicals increases the level of PFAS in the environment. With the joint-effort proposal for an EU-wide ban the Netherlands aims to put a halt on the increase of exposure to PFAS.
In the Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu eMagazine about the restriction of PFAS you can read all about the parties that are involved in this process, for example European Chemicals Agency and European Commission. The magazine also informs about the steps we have to take to come to such a proposal and ban of PFAS. And what are these PFAS substances and what are their properties?