New EU restriction can stop all manufacture and sale of PFAS
Annually, 75000 tonnes of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) end up in the environment in Europe. Textiles, fluorinated gases and medical devices account for a large part of the emissions. In the restriction proposal that was published on February 7, the Swedish Chemicals Agency and authorities in four other European countries propose that all manufacture and sale of PFAS will be prohibited. If PFAS are not limited, the annual emissions will instead increase.