Official Position Statement Approved by WEF
Date of Approval: April 7, 2020
Expiration Date: April 7, 2025
Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), or “highly fluorinated chemicals”, are a large group of synthetic chemicals that includes Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS),
Perfluorobutanoic Acid (PFBS), and thousands of other compounds. PFAS are of concern because evolving information about their potential impacts to human health and/or the environment has prompted further evaluation and investigation.