Fate of Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances from Durable Water-Repellent Clothing during Use

Aging and washing of fabrics with durable water-repellant coatings made with PFAS release PFAS to the environment, while tumble drying does not affect the PFAS concentrations in textiles. April 19, 2022 | Environmental Science & Technology

An Outdoor Aging Study to Investigate the Release of Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) from Functional Textiles

The emission of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from functional textiles was investigated via an outdoor weathering experiment. February 28, 2022 | Environmental Science & Technology

A New OECD Definition for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

The report presents a revised, broadly inclusive PFAS definition: “PFASs are defined as fluorinated substances that contain at least one fully fluorinated methyl or methylene carbon atom (without any H/Cl/Br/I atom attached to it), i.e., with a few noted exceptions, any chemical with at least a perfluorinated methyl group (−CF3) or a perfluorinated methylene group…

Are Melamine and Its Derivatives the Alternatives for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance (PFAS) Fabric Treatments in Infant Clothes?

Study investigates the occurrence of a large suite of PFAS and melamine compounds in infant clothing items. July 14, 2020 | Environmental Science & Technology