Companies for Safer Chemicals: Taking Action on PFAS

Overview

Companies for Safer Chemicals:
Taking Action on PFAS

WHAT IS PFAS?

PFAS is a diverse class of chemicals used in a wide range of consumer goods, including cosmetics, cell phones, computers, automobiles, textiles (such as stain- resistant fabrics), paints, adhesives, cookware, and more. There are currently more than 3,000 individual PFASs in the global marketplace. [219] While well-known examples such as PFOS and PFOA have largely been phased out of use, they have been replaced by PFASs with similar properties. [220] Many PFASs are persistent in the environment, [221], [222] bioaccumulate in humans and animals, [223] and elicit a range of toxic effects [224], including adverse effects on sexual function and fertility, [225] endocrine disrupting capabilities, [226] cancer, [227] developmental and reproductive toxicity, [228], [229]and more. [230Read more about PFOA. (Research thanks to Made Safe)


MAKE YOUR BUSINESS PLEDGE USING THE FORM TO THE RIGHT

Many businesses have taken the initiative to make products safer, more sustainable and free from harmful chemicals, including the class of chemicals known as PFAS. Listening to the demands of consumers and governments, these manufacturers and retailers have found that making and selling products without harmful chemicals is both safer and profitable. If your business is already PFAS-free, it’s important for you to sign the pledge, at right, and include a third-party verification if you have one.

Sincerely,


**For businesses that are committing to removing PFAS from their supply chain, please sign here.

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TAKE ACTION

Why Business Supports Policy Regulating PFAS

Responsible businesses support regulation of PFAS to:

  • Provide a level playing field for companies concerned about human health and the environment to compete with companies that do not factor human health and the environment into their decisions,
  • Facilitate market expansion of responsible companies that are innovating safer and greener products to the benefit of the public and the planet,
  • Increase consumers’ trust in the marketplace by providing them with transparent, accurate information on whether products are PFAS-free.
Federal Public Policy: Sign on to a letter to Senator Inhofe:

We, the undersigned business organizations and companies, are deeply troubled by proposals to remove critical provisions related to per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, from the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020.

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What’s It Made Of?

What’s It Made Of?  Sign on to commit below

The “What’s It Made Of?” campaign lets you signify your commitment to knowing what chemicals are in your supply chain, improving your supply chain, and helping consumers seeking more environmentally safe furnishings SIGN ON HERE