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Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Draft Chemical Action Plan

 
Publication number Date Published Date Revised
20-04-035October 2020May 2021
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Author(s) Washington State Department of Ecology
Description Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a family of more than 4,700 synthetic organic chemicals. PFAS can withstand high temperatures and survive highly corrosive environments. They are used in the manufacture of coatings, surface treatments, and specialty chemicals in cookware, carpets, food packaging, clothing, cosmetics, and other common consumer products.

A Chemical Action Plan (CAP) identifies, characterizes, and evaluates uses and releases of a specific Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxin (PBT), a group of PBTs, or metals of concern, and recommends actions to protect human health or the environment.
NOTES This publication was revised in May 2021 to update the Northwest regional office's contact information.
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Keywords perfluorinated compounds, perfluorinated substances, PFAS, consumer products, PFAAs, PFOA, wastewater operators, perfluoroalkyl substances, perfluoroalkyl, safer alternatives, chemicals of concern, environmental impacts, toxics reduction, wastewater treatment plant, toxic chemicals, wastewater, wastewater treatment, toxic cleanup site, PBTs, chemical action plan, environmental contaminants, Safe Drinking Water, PFOS, per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, Safer Products
WEB PAGE PFAS Chemical Action Plan webpage
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Focus on: PFAS Chemical Action Plan