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ZÜRICH STATEMENT ON FUTURE ACTIONS ON PER- AND POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES (PFASS)
Ritscher, A., Z. Wang, M. Scheringer, J.M. Boucher, L. Ahrens, U. Berger, S. Bintein, et al.
Environmental Health Perspectives 126(8):Article 84502(2018)

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) have been detected globally in human and wildlife biomonitoring studies. To date, over 4,000 unique PFASs have been used in technical applications and consumer products. Some PFASs, such as PFOA and PFOS, have been investigated extensively and thus regulated, but for many other PFASs, knowledge about their current uses and hazards is still very limited or missing entirely. To address this problem and prepare an action plan for PFAS assessment and management in the coming years, a group of more than 50 international scientists and regulators held a two-day workshop in November 2017. The group identified the respective needs and common goals shared by scientific and policy communities, made recommendations for cooperative actions, and outlined how the science-policy interface regarding PFASs might be strengthened using new approaches for assessing and managing these highly persistent chemicals. https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/10.1289/EHP4158.



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