DEFRA recommends PFOS phase-out

A risk reduction strategy for perfluorooctanyl sulphonate (PFOS) and related compounds commissioned by the Environment Department (DEFRA) recommends a ban on the use of the compounds.1 Only a handful of sectors would receive derogations, and these would be conditional on the development of alternatives and the disposal of all PFOS-bearing wastes by high temperature incineration.

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