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