Per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs) are substances that have many manufacturing and industrial applications because they impart useful properties (fire resistance and oil, stain, grease and water repellency). Some of the properties are associated with environmental and human health concerns. To support a global transition towards safer alternatives, this Portal facilitates the exchange of information.
Hazard Assessment of Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and its Salts for human health and the environment, as a result of its investigation in the OECD Existing Chemicals Programme.
Publications from the Series on Risk Management which relate to Work on Specific Chemical Exposures of Concern.
The OECD/UNEP Global PFC group has published two new reports to support efforts in the framework of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) to improve information sharing at a global level on perfluorinated chemistries.
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This manual establishes a global emission inventory for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and uses perfluoroalkyl carboxylic acids (PFCAs) as a reference to present an overall picture of global and regional emissions of PFASs and other related fluorinated substances.
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This brochure was prepared by the OECD/UNEP Global PFC Group and provides an overview of current activities with regard to the development of risk reduction approaches for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in a number of jurisdictions.
This toolbox is a compilation of resources relevant to chemical substitution and alternatives assessments. Alternative assessments are processes for identifying, comparing and selecting safer alternatives to replace hazardous chemicals with the objective of promoting sustainable production and consumption.
Ce document rassemble des informations sur les méthodologies, les outils et les modèles actuellement utilisés, et permet au lecteur d’identifier ceux qui s’appliquent le mieux à l’estimation de l’élimination/des rejets de substances particulières par les stations d’épuration des eaux d’égout. Il peut également contribuer à améliorer ces modèles et ces outils.
As interest in the substitution of harmful chemicals continues to grow in industry, NGOs and the public sector, organizations are seeking guidance on the selection of appropriate methods and tools. OECD is responding to this need.
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This brief on the EHS Perfluorinated Chemicals programme shows the objectives, outcomes and benefits of the programme.