Korea addresses PFOS, its salts and PFOS-F as restricted substances under the Persistent Organic Pollutants Control Act. Under the Act, any manufacture, import, export and use of PFOS, its salts and PFOS-F are restricted except for specific exemptions and acceptable use in the Stockholm Convention.
Since 2013, Korea has implemented environmental monitoring on PFOS, and has also conducted environmental monitoring on PFOA since 2015.
|RISK REDUCTION APPROACHES FOR PFASs|
|Action||Path taken||BEPs Implemented||Category of PFASss addressed||Articles covered?||Life cycle stage(s) addressed||Method of approach||Public- private partnership encouraged?||Level of constraint|
Under the Persistent Organic Pollutions Control Act, PFOS, its salts, PFOS-F are designated as restricted
|Restriction on manufacture, import, export, use||Minimise their uses with the efforts to develop alternatives||PFOS, its salts and PFOS-F||Yes||Manufature, import, export, use||Regulatory||Yes||Strict restriction on manufacture, import, expoert, use except acceptable uses and specific exemptions in the Stockholm Convention|