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Norway will be fully restrict consumer PFOA content
         【Copy Time:2013-09-04 Times:1766

Norwegian National Environmental Protection Agency announced that Norway will limit consumer products compound perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and its salts and esters, and will be June 1, 2014 came into effect. Experts remind that the Norwegian PFOA issued a large range covers including textiles, including many consumer goods, although the ban came into effect from there for some time, but companies should prepare early. According to product attributes, regulations mainly contains the following three elements: First, for the average consumer, perfluorooctanoic acid content shall not exceed 0.1% with effect from 1 June 2014; two for textiles, carpets and surface coated goods, perfluorooctanoic acid content shall not exceed 1 microgram / ​​sq m, the effective date is June 1, 2014; three for pure substances and mixtures, perfluorooctanoic acid content should be less than 10 mg / kg.

PFOA is mainly used for surface-active agents, emulsifiers and the like is applied to a range of consumer products. It can be used to make fluoropolymers, for carpets and other textiles to make them waterproof and antifouling properties, can also be used in the manufacture of floor wax, wax and wire in the insulator. But recent studies have found that PFOA is a persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) substances, on the human nervous system, immune system and reproductive system, etc. There are different degrees of damage. Therefore, for health reasons, countries have taken measures introduced PFOA restraining order. Canada was the 2008 release will perfluorooctanoic acid and its salts to the effective exclusion list proposed regulation and to take action, the voluntary phase out PFOA production, use and release of their control; 2010, the United States asked to cut 95% the use of perfluorooctanoic acid, plans to completely ban the substance in 2015.

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