By CASC4DE August 16, 2022
Researchers from Stockholm University, ETH Zürich and RECETOX - Masaryk University Brno under supervision of Pr Ian Cousins and Pr. Martin Scheringer warn in Environmental Science & Technology that: 💦“𝘉𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘜.𝘚. 𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘗𝘍𝘖𝘈 𝘪𝘯 𝘥𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳, 𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘫𝘶𝘥𝘨𝘦𝘥 𝘶𝘯𝘴𝘢𝘧𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘬. 𝘈𝘭𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘸𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘰𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘥𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳, 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘪𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘧𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘵 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘥𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘦𝘴".
👉 PFAS stands for PerFluoroAlkyl or PolyFluoroAlkyl Substances, man-made fluorinated chemicals that have been used in industry and consumer products worldwide since the 1950s. They have properties that allow them to repel grease, water and oil. They are used widely to make nonstick cookware (frying pan…), food packaging, water-repellent clothing, stain resistant fabrics and carpets, some cosmetics, some firefighting foams…
👀 Have a look at the article “Outside the Safe Operating Space of a New Planetary Boundary for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)” of Ian Cousins, Jana Johansson, Matthew Salter, Bo Sha, and Martin Scheringer. https://lnkd.in/dJhMGP9p