Companies for Safer Chemicals: Taking Action on PFAS
WHAT IS PFAS?
PFAS is a diverse class of chemicals used in a wide range of consumer goods, including cosmetics, cell phones, computers, automobiles, textiles (such as stain- resistant fabrics), paints, adhesives, cookware, and more. There are currently more than 3,000 individual PFASs in the global marketplace. While well-known examples such as PFOS and PFOA have largely been phased out of use, they have been replaced by PFASs with similar properties. Many PFASs are persistent in the environment, bioaccumulate in humans and animals, and elicit a range of toxic effects, including adverse effects on sexual function and fertility, endocrine disrupting capabilities, cancer, developmental and reproductive toxicity, and more. Learn more from Made Safe. (Research thanks to Made Safe)
MAKE YOUR BUSINESS PLEDGE USING THE FORM TO THE RIGHT
Many businesses have taken the initiative to make products safer, more sustainable and free from harmful chemicals, including the class of chemicals known as PFAS. Listening to the demands of consumers and governments, these manufacturers and retailers have found that making and selling products without harmful chemicals is both safer and profitable. If your business is already PFAS-free, it’s important for you to sign the pledge, at right, and include a third-party verification if you have one.
**For businesses that are committing to removing PFAS from their supply chain, please sign here.
LEARN MORE | RESOURCES:
- The Business Case for Eliminating PFAS Chemicals from Consumer Products
- See Made Safe Hazard list
- Key Findings
- Executive Summary
- Other Pledges: Organized by the Center for Environmental Health, companies representing over $152 million in purchasing power signed a pledge to purchase furniture free of PFAS and many other chemicals of concern. Companies including Salesforce, LinkedIn, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente and others signed on to the pledge.