PFAS

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.

READ WEF'S OFFICIAL POSITION STATEMENT ON PFAS

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