Why this Portal?

This Portal serves to facilitate the exchange of information on per and poly-fluorinated chemicals, focusing specifcally on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). In order to support a global transition towards safer alternatives, the Portal provides information on the following areas:

  1. What are PFASs?

  2. Risk reduction approaches

  3. Alternatives

  4. Production and emissions

  5. Information from countries

Information provided in this portal comes principally from the work done within the context of the OECD/UNEP Global PFC Group.

Register for the webinar on Risk Reduction Initiatives

When: Wednesday 15 May 2019 @ 1 pm (CET Paris time) / 7 am (EST)

Join us to find out the latest Risk Reduction Initiatives for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances undertaken by Canada and the United States.  

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Toward a new comprehensive Global Database of Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs)

Synthesis paper on per and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs)

Risk Reduction Approaches for PFASS - Cross-Country Analysis

Working Towards a Global Emission Inventory of PFASs - Focus on PFCAs

OECD/UNEP Global PFC Group

This Portal is managed by the OECD/UNEP Global Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFC) Group.

The Group, established in 2012, brings together experts from OECD member and non-member countries in academia, governments, industry and NGOs as well as representatives from other international organisations.

This Group was established in response to the International Conference on Chemicals Management (Resolution II/5), calling upon intergovernmental organisations, governments and other stakeholders to:


consider the development, facilitation and promotion in an open, transparent and inclusive manner of national and international stewardship programmes and regulatory approaches to reduce emissions and the content of relevant perfluorinated chemicals of concern in products and to work toward global elimination, where appropriate and technically feasible”.

With the financial assistance of the European Union

The OECD Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) project has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union.