Thursday, November 6, 2008

Canada to Included PFOA & Salts in the Effective Exclusion

Teflon ToxicCanadian authorities will issue a draft of regulation which included Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) & Salts in the effective exclusion list.

Canada included Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) & Salts in the effective exclusion list is designed to prove the Canada Government will committed to the rule of excluding Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) effectively.

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), also known as C8, is a man-made acid that has many industrial uses. PFOA can designate the acid itself, the principal salts (like ammonium perfluorooctanoate, also known as APFO), or the dissociated conjugate base perfluorooctanoate (also known as PFO). PFOA is a potent surfactant and a persistent ubiquitous global contaminant. It is detected in the blood serum of general populations and its biological effects are under investigation. PFOA is also produced from the degradation of a variety of precursors.

Perfluorinated acid are mainly for textile, leather, packaging and coatings industries. In 2006, because of the United States Environmental Protection's advocation, 8 US companies including DuPont would ban on Ammonium Perfluoroocatanate completely before 2015. Ammonium Perfluoroocatanate is a chemical raw material for Teflon (PTFE) pans.

Originally Posted: China Business Daily
Author: Angulo Fu