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New PFAS Control Strategy in UN Call to Ban Chemical Group (1)

Oct. 10, 2019, 7:58 PMUpdated: Oct. 10, 2019, 8:30 PM

A United Nations committee’s recent recommendation to ban an entire group of persistent fluorochemicals will better protect communities, consumers, and workers, according to an international environmental organization.

The Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee recommended last week that perfluorohexane sulfonic acid, or PFHxS, and 147 related chemicals be added to the U.N.'s Stockholm Convention. The committee advises the 183 countries and regions that have ratified that global treaty, which controls chemicals that are toxic, build up in the food chain, persist in the environment, and travel far from where they’re made or...

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