UN experts advise global action on PFOA

The non-stick chemical could be set for restrictions on its use and trade, as could flame retardant Deca-BDE and short-chained chlorinated paraffins

by Maxine Perella and Gareth Simkins
PFOA was formerly used to produce waterproof Gore-Tex fabrics used in shoes and clothing. Photograph: MMuzammils GFDL 1.2
PFOA was formerly used to produce waterproof Gore-Tex fabrics used in shoes and clothing. Photograph: MMuzammils GFDL 1.2

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