Could the world go PFAS-free? Proposal to ban ‘forever chemicals’ fuels debate

A proposal by environmental agencies in several European countries could result in significant restrictions on the production of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), commonly known as forever chemicals. PFASs are used in a variety of everyday products, including non-stick cookware, clothing, and smartphones. These chemicals are known for their durability, but their persistence in the environment has led to concerns about their impact on human health. The proposal aims to phase out the use of PFASs and develop alternative solutions. While some industries have already committed to phasing out these chemicals, others are concerned about the potential impact on their operations.

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