PFOA is authorized in Europe for the use in plastic food contact materials for repeated use (refer to the FPF background article). WHO, 2017, Keeping our water clean: the case of water contamination in the Veneto Region, Italy, accessed 2 December 2019. WHO IARC, 2017, Some Chemicals Used as Solvents and in Polymer Manufacture,. The proposal, adopted on 1 February, follows a REFIT evaluation … Hamid, H. and Li, L., 2016, ‘Role of wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in environmental cycling of poly- and perfluoroalkyl (PFAS) compounds’, Ecocycles 2(2) (DOI: 10.19040/ecocycles.v2i2.62). of PFOS have now been phased out, banned or restricted under a number of UK, EU and international regulations. Warner, J. C. and Ludwig, J. K., 2016, ‘Rethink how chemical hazards are tested’, Nature News 536(7616), p. 269 (DOI: 10.1038/536269a). EU targets PFASs in drinking water. Üblicherweise wird bzw. Eriksson, U., et al., 2017, ‘Contribution of precursor compounds to the release of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) from waste water treatment plants (WWTPs)’, Journal of Environmental Sciences (China) 61, pp. Men generally have higher PFAS body burdens and serum levels (Ingelido et al., 2018) because they excrete fewer PFAS. Direct exposure may also come via skin creams and cosmetics (Danish EPA, 2018; Schultes et al., 2018) or via air from sprays and dust from PFAS-coated textiles. (OJ L). From 4 July 2020, PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), its salts and other compounds related to PFOA are banned under Annex XVII, entry 68 of REACH. On 4 July, PFOA - perfluorooctanoic acid, its salts and precursor compounds - was included in the POP (Persistent Organic Pollutants) Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 and at the same time also came into force in the REACh Regulation (Annex XVII, entry 68). 8882-8882 (DOI: 10.1021/ja015260a). PFOA and its precursors are currently restricted under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation (EU, 2006), including their presence in products made or imported into the EU. This decrease in levels in humans is likely to result from reduced exposure as a result of regulatory and non-regulatory action on consumer products, such as food contact materials (Susmann et al., 2019) and textiles (Greenpeace, 2017). 344-350 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.6b00260). Evidence of internal PFAS exposure in humans is available from several national human biomonitoring studies conducted inside and outside Europe. Answer: In the EU, PFOA, its salts and certain related substances are restricted for most uses under Entry 68 of REACH Annex XVII. The BMDL5 reflect the concentration in blood at which critical effects occur (cholesterol effects for adults and immune-toxicity for children) and are the basis for the provisional TWIs for PFOA and PFOS (EFSA, 2018). In 2017, the European Directive 2017/1000 / EU entered into force. Novel PFAS are increasingly detected (Xiao, 2017) in European surface waters. Drinking Water Linked to Industrial Sites, Military Fire Training Areas, and Wastewater Treatment Plants’, Environmental Science & Technology Letters 3(10), pp. Member States are due to report on compliance with the PFOS EQS by 2021. New and legacy chemicals continue to be released into Europe’s environment, adding to the total chemical burden on Europe’s citizens and ecosystems. EU, 2013, Directive 2013/39/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 August 2013 amending Directives 2000/60/EC and 2008/105/EC as regards priority substances in the field of water policy (Text with EEA relevance). “EU wants ban on persistent organic pollutant.” ENDS Europe. In 2019, more than 180 countries agreed to ban production and use of the most notorious PFAS chemical, PFOA, as well as its salts and other PFOA-related compounds. 1313-1318 (DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1306615). White, S. S., et al., 2011, ‘Gestational and chronic low-dose PFOA exposures and mammary gland growth and differentiation in three generations of CD-1 mice’, Environmental Health Perspectives 119(8), pp. 096/20 . 216-224 (DOI: 10.1093/toxsci/kfq094). Eschauzier, C., et al., 2012, ‘Impact of Treatment Processes on the Removal of Perfluoroalkyl Acids from the Drinking Water Production Chain’, Environ. Decreased exposure to PFAS may be achieved by using consumer products from green labels and buying brands free from PFAS. EU research projects, such as Human Biomonitoring for Europe (HBM4EU) (Box 2), are currently working to produce a representative picture of PFAS exposure for the European population, as well as investigating links between exposure and health effects. PFOA has been classified as a SVHC since 2013 (EU REACH Reg EC No 206-397-9). The current use of these substances in the EU is low. Regulation (EU) No 552/2009: entries 33 and 39 have been deleted (substances severely restricted under Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 – substances that deplete the ozone layer). The general public is only exposed to trace levels of PFOS or PFOA as contaminants in food and water. EU REACH - Specific Questions & Situations. This approach offers opportunities to protect the health of Europe’s citizens and environment at the same time as driving innovation for safer chemicals. Kaboré, H. A., et al., 2018, ‘Worldwide drinking water occurrence and levels of newly-identified perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances’, Science of The Total Environment 616-617, pp. On June 14, 2017, the European Union (EU) published Regulation (EU) 2017/1000 [2] to regulate PFOA (CAS 335-67-1), its salts and certain related substances as a completely new entry 68 … Published 1 July 2014 Last updated 7 August 2018 — see all updates PFOA, its salts and its precursors have also been used in the past in many industrial processes, commercial products, and products available to consumers. Volume 97, xiv + 616 pp, Marcel Dekker, New York. In some highly polluted areas, concentrations of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorosulfonic acid (PFOS) in drinking water were above the limit value for individual PFAS proposed in the 2018 recast of the EU Drinking Water Directive (EC, 2017). Xiao, F., 2017, ‘Emerging poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances in the aquatic environment: A review of current literature’, Water Research 124, pp. EU legislation requires that no manufacturer can have a process or put into market any product that has more than 25 parts per billion (ppb) PFOA. De stof is gebruikt voor producten om oppervlakten te beschermen, zoals de behandeling van tapijten en kleding, coatings voor kartonnen verpakkingen en anti-aanbak lagen. For PFOA, its salts or precursor compounds, concentration limits have been in effect since July 4, 2020, provided they are unintentional trace contamination in products, e.g. This includes the regulation of PFAS as a class, or as subgroups, based on toxicity or chemical similarities. Emissions to the environment occur via industrial waste water releases, as well as emissions to air from industrial production sites followed by deposition onto soil and water bodies. PFAS are transferred in the womb from mother to child and unless exposure decreases with age, the PFAS body burden increases due to bioaccumulation (Koponen et al., 2018). Groups that may be exposed to high concentrations of PFAS include workers and people eating or drinking water and foods contaminated via PFAS treated food contact materials (Susmann et al., 2019). In October 2016, we [1] informed you that the World Trade Organization (WTO) had circulated a proposal from the EU to regulate perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and similar substances under REACH. While the long-chain PFAS accumulate in humans, animals and sediment/soil, the short-chain PFAS accumulate in the environment (German EPA, 2017, 2018) due to their persistency and high mobility in air and water. 62-75 (DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2014.04.013). Nørgaard, A. W., et al., 2010, ‘Lung Damage in Mice after Inhalation of Nanofilm Spray Products: The Role of Perfluorination and Free Hydroxyl Groups’, Toxicological Sciences 116(1), pp. Perfluorooctanoic acid was also banned under Annex A of the Stockholm Convention in May 2019, with a five-year exemption for certain uses. PFOS and PFOA are listed under Annex A of the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (POPs), implying that parties to the Convention should ‘eliminate the production and use’ of the chemicals. For PFOS, the levels were 1.4-1.6 times higher. The 21-page document calls for Europe to eliminate all uses of PFAS that are not “essential” and to approach the chemicals as a group rather than individually. 3463-3473 (DOI: 10.1021/es052580b). PFOS was listed as a persistent organic pollutant (POP) in Annex B (restriction) of the UNEP Stockholm Convention on POPs in 2009. PFOS Restriction Limits in EU. Due to the large number of PFAS chemicals, a substance-by-substance risk assessment and management approach is not adequate to efficiently prevent risk to the environment and human health from a single PFAS or mixtures of them. This would also be a major competitive disadvantage for EU companies as, according to the information currently available, the main competitors have significantly more time for the material change. Other sources include PFAS produced and applied to textiles and paper and painting/printing facilities (Danish EPA, 2014). the ban of PFOA from consumer products in Norway from 2013 on . Engineered by: The restriction limits and use exceptions for PFOA under the REACH Annex XVII restriction align with PFOA’s listing under the Stockholm Convention. Human biomonitoring has detected a range of PFAS in the blood of European citizens. Perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), its salts and PFHxS-related compounds are being considered for inclusion in the Stockholm Convention and consequent global elimination. Across Europe, several countries have been active in monitoring PFAS in environmental media as well as in humans and products. PFOA has been banned under the POPs Regulation since 4 July 2020. 206-397-9) listed or regulated under the EU REACH regulation? Using PFAS-free personal care products and cooking materials and avoiding direct contact with PFAS-containing products helps to reduce exposure. Barry, V., et al., 2013, ‘Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) Exposures and Incident Cancers among Adults Living Near a Chemical Plant’, Environmental Health Perspectives 121(11-12), pp. 365-372 (DOI: 10.1016/j.reprotox.2009.02.012). It was then included in the candidate list of substances of very high concern. substances and PFOA. At EU level, PFOS is restricted under the EU POPs Regulation (EU, 2019). Ghisi, R., et al., 2019, ‘Accumulation of perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) in agricultural plants: A review’, Environmental Research 169, pp. PFAS is a vast group of fluorinated compounds that have been widely used in industrial and consumer applications including stain- and water-resistant coatings for fabrics and carpets, oil-resistant coatings for paper products approved for food contact, floor polishes, insecticide formulations, fire-fighting foams, and mining and oil well surfactants. Buekers, J., et al., 2018, ‘Development of Policy Relevant Human Biomonitoring Indicators for Chemical Exposure in the European Population’, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15(10), p. 2085 (DOI: 10.3390/ijerph15102085). Ingelido, A. M., et al., 2018, ‘Biomonitoring of perfluorinated compounds in adults exposed to contaminated drinking water in the Veneto Region, Italy’, Environment International 110(October 2017), pp. PFOA and other PFAS chemicals are extremely persistent in the environment, thanks to a special carbon-fluorine bond. PFOS, PFOA, PFAS, perfluorooctane sulfonate, perfluorooctanoic acid, poly- and ... banned in the EU since 27th June 2011. The purpose of the proposal is to stop the substances from being used when other highly fluorinated substances are phased out, for example, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) which will be banned in the EU as of 2020. 8-12 (DOI: 10.1016/j.coesh.2018.07.004). 1680-1690 (DOI: 10.1039/C8EM00368H). The purpose of the proposal is to stop the substances from being used when other highly fluorinated substances are phased out, for example, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) which will be banned in the EU as of 2020. Its restriction conditions (see table below) are set by COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 757/2010 amending the annex I of the Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 on POPs. PFAS either are, or degrade to, persistent chemicals that accumulate in humans, animals and the environment. Annankatu 18, P.O. 335-67-1, EC No. In 2013, PFOS and its derivatives were included in the Directive on “Environmental Quality Standards” (EQSD). Dauchy, X., 2019, ‘Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in drinking water: Current state of the science’, Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health 7, pp. In addition, PFAS pollution also affects ecosystems and generates costs through the need for remediation of polluted soil and water. With more than 4 700 known PFAS, undertaking substance-by-substance risk assessments and comprehensive environmental monitoring to understand exposure would be an extremely lengthy and resource-intensive process. In Europe, PFOS has been banned since 2008 and PFOA will be totally prohibited by 2020, although right now it’s hard to find a pan that uses Teflon in the old continent. Krafft, M. P. and Riess, J. G., 2015, ‘Per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFASs): Environmental challenges’, Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science 20(3), pp. EU countries have announced a plan to treat almost 5000 chemicals that fall under the family of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances ... and that a ban come into force by 2030. Monitoring conducted by the authorities of the Veneto Region found PFOS in 63-100 % of the locations sampled and PFOA in 100 % of the sites. Perfluorooctanoic acid was also banned under Annex A of the Stockholm Convention in May 2019, with a five-year exemption for certain uses. In 2018, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) re-evaluated the multiple lines of evidence of PFOA and PFOS toxicities, which resulted in significantly lower provisional ‘safe’ limits, known as the ‘tolerable weekly intake’ (TWI) (EFSA, 2018). Answer: In the EU, PFOA, its salts and certain related substances are restricted for most uses under Entry 68 of REACH Annex XVII. Consumer exposure may also occur via other routes such as via floor, wood, stone, and car polishing and cleaning products. Danish EPA, 2014, Screeningsundersøgelse af udvalgte PFAS forbindelser som jord- og grundvandsforurening i forbindelse med punktkilder, Miljøprojekt No 1600. In the EU, PFOA was classified as toxic to reproduction in 2017 and the restriction for PFOA and related substances entered into force in July 2020. Hu, X. C., et al., 2016, ‘Detection of Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in U.S. EEA Web Team, Software updated on A number of other PFAS are on the REACH list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs). Impact on Coatings The most immediate impact and challenges will be felt in the can and coil industries, where PTFE is used extensively. EFSA has proposed to revise the tolerable intakes of two chemical contaminants to which humans are exposed through the food chain as a result of environmental pollution. This specific carbon-fluorine bond is one of the strongest bonds in nature. A systematic review’, Environmental Evidence 7(1), p. 4 (DOI: 10.1186/s13750-017-0114-y). Do something for our planet, print this page only if needed. There is little knowledge on uptake via skin and the lungs, which can be severely affected by PFAS (Nørgaard et al., 2010; Sørli et al., 2020). EU, 2019, Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on persistent organic pollutants (Text with EEA relevance.) In Europe some national regulatory activities are present for PFOA, i.e. If you have forgotten your password, The OECD provides further information on groups of PFAS. 192-212 (DOI: 10.1016/j.cocis.2015.07.004). 482-495 (DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2017.07.024). It is currently not possible to perform in-depth environmental and health risk assessments of all chemical substances in use in Europe because of the great variety of chemicals and their diverse uses. In the European Union, PFOS and PFOA are also banned, with certain difficult-to-substitute uses still tolerated until these can be phased out. Generally, regulated PFAS have been substituted with other short-chain and polymeric PFAS. PFOA: Stricter regulations since July 4, 2020. Drugs and medical devices may be other sources. into force in June 2008 and has been largely prohibited in the EU since 2002, although PFOA is still in production. For the general population, PFAS sources include drinking water, food, consumer products and dust (EFSA, 2018). A case study by the World Health Organization (WHO) documents the story of PFAS contamination of the drinking water of 21 municipalities in the Veneto region of Italy. While both well-known and novel PFAS have been detected in drinking water in non-EU countries (Xiao, 2017; Kaboré et al., 2018; Dauchy, 2019), at present there is little monitoring data available in the EU for drinking water. The total number of sites potentially emitting PFAS is estimated to be in the order of 100 000 in Europe (Nordic Council of Ministers, 2019). The well-known and regularly monitored PFAS (mainly perfluorinated acids) account only for a fraction of the chemical burden from PFAS present in human blood, the environment and wildlife (Koch et al., 2019). 6861-6870 (DOI: 10.1021/jf405827u). POP stands for “Persistent Organic Pollutants”. IPEN, 2018, Fluorine-free firefighting foams (3F) viable alternatives to fluorinated aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF), Independent Expert Panel Convened by IPEN Stockholm Convention POPRC-14 Rome. EU REACH: An "Evergreen" Declaration Form? The EU, which is a key party to the UN’s Stockholm convention, agreed to a complete ban on the chemical, effective from July 4th 2020. As a result, complementary and precautionary approaches to managing PFAS are being explored. Over a decade since it came into force, just 43 are ‘banned’ unless specific permission is granted. Deze stoffen worden al decennialang toegepast in allerlei industriële en andere processen en producten (o.a. The move towards zero pollution requires that product life cycles are made safer from the start (Warner and Ludwig, 2016), based on the concept of safe-and-circular-by-design (van der Waals et al., 2019). 166-176 (DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2014.04.006). In particular, short-chain PFAS accumulate in the environment and have been found to contaminate surface, ground- and drinking water (Eschauzier et al., 2012; Sun et al., 2016; Gebbink et al., 2017), and accumulate in plants (Ghisi et al., 2019), which may lead to increases in human dietary exposure. At EU level, PFOS is restricted under the EU POPs Regulation (EU, 2019). The use of PFOA is prohibited across Europe by the POP Regulation (Reg. Wang, Z., et al., 2014a, ‘Global emission inventories for C4-C14 perfluoroalkyl carboxylic acid (PFCA) homologues from 1951 to 2030, Part I: production and emissions from quantifiable sources’, Environment International 70, pp. PFAS have been used in firefighting foams, non-stick metal coatings for frying pans, paper food packaging, creams and cosmetics, textiles for furniture and outdoor clothing, paints and photography, chrome plating, pesticides and pharmaceuticals. The main exposure pathways for human and environmental exposures are shown in Figure 2. The assessment concluded that a considerable proportion of the European population is expected to exceed the TWI due to intake of PFAS from food and drinking water. PFOA and its salts are likely to have a similar risk profile as PFOS.This is why the European Union is closely following the on-going risk assessment activities and the availability of safer alternatives.When safer alternatives become available, the marketing and use of PFOA will be restricted. This draft limit value was exceeded by a factor of 130 for PFOS and 66 for PFOA in samples taken in the Veneto Region. Het RIVM Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu heeft in opdracht van het ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat risicogrenzen berekend voor PFOS perfluoroctaansulfonaten, PFOA perfluoro octanoic acid en GenX in grond en bagger. On May 3rd 2019, more than 180 countries agreed to ban the production and use of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts, and PFOA-related compounds under the international Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).. van der Waals, J., et al., 2019, Safe-by-design for materials and chemicals, Zenodo, accessed 2 December 2019. PFAS water pollution has been identified in countries across Europe, including Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden, as well as outside the EU. Very limited information is available regarding which specific PFAS are used in which applications and at what levels in Europe. More than 180 countries agreed May 3 to ban production and use of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts, and PFOA-related compounds under the … 11057-11065 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b02488). Levels of PFOA in the highly exposed population were 0.2 to 26 times greater than the EFSA BDML5, while for PFOS, the figure was 0.3-1.3 times. Of the relatively few well-studied PFAS, most are considered moderately to highly toxic, particularly for children’s development. National monitoring activities have detected PFAS in the environment across Europe. In June 2019, Denmark announced a ban on PFAS-treated food contact materials, to enter into force in 2020. PFOA: Use of Existing Parts Containing PFOA, EU RoHS: Calculating Substance Concentrations. Sørli, J. In the EU, manufacture and essentially all uses of PFOS are now prohibited under a Directive (2006/122/EC) that came into force in June 2008. Where are PFAS found in Europe’s environment? Industrial activity in the area had polluted both surface waters and ground water, as well as the drinking water of approximately 127 000 citizens (WHO, 2017). Denmark will be the first country to ban PFAS chemicals, which have been linked to cancer, elevated cholesterol and decreased fertility, from food packaging, starting next year. Is stainless steel PFOA free? In Europe, PFOS has been banned since 2008 and PFOA will be totally prohibited by 2020, although right now it’s hard to find a pan that uses Teflon in the old continent. wurde es im Handel als Kalium-, Lithium-, Ammonium-, Diethanolammonium-oder Tetraethylammoniumsalz angeboten.PFOS wurde 2009 als Schadstoff in den Anhang B des Stockholmer Übereinkommens … Less is known about potential releases of PFAS from other uses such as oil extraction and mining (Kissa, 2001), and the production of medical devices. PFOA was identified as a PBT substance in the EU in 2013. Greenpeace, 2017, PFC Revolution in the Outdoor Sector, accessed 2 December 2019. This adds to the total burden of chemicals to which people are exposed (Evans et al., 2016) and increases the risk of health impacts. Samples taken in 2013 in Northern Europe exceeded this EQS in 27 % of river sites and 94 % of Baltic Sea and Kattegat seawater (Nguyen et al., 2017). This stipulated that foam extinguishing agents containing PFOA may no longer be sold from July 4, 2020. Though PFAS are used in drugs and medical equipment, there is little information on exposure via these routes. The current use of these substances in the EU is low. in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Spain and Sweden). Numata, J., et al., 2014, ‘Toxicokinetics of Seven Perfluoroalkyl Sulfonic and Carboxylic Acids in Pigs Fed a Contaminated Diet’, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 62(28), pp. Costs to society arising from PFAS exposure are high, with the annual health-related costs estimated to be EUR 52-84 billion across Europe in a recent study (Nordic Council of Ministers, 2019). C8 Health Project Reports, 2012, ‘C8 Science Panel Website’ accessed 2 December 2019. 1803-1815 (DOI: 10.1039/C9EM00163H). The proposal to establish a new ‘group limit’ value for PFAS of 0.5 µg/L, in addition to limits for 16 individual PFAS of 0.1 µg/L in drinking water under the recast of the EU Drinking Water Directive is currently under consideration at EU level. contained in food packaging. The Government took risk management action on PFOA to address ecological concerns, including the use of the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012. EFSA, 2018, Risk to human health related to the presence of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid and perfluorooctanoic acid in food, accessed 2 December 2019. The above mentioned human biomonitoring study in the Veneto Region investigated human exposure to PFOA and PFOS in the period 2015-2016 among 257 Italian residents of contaminated areas and 250 residents of background areas (Ingelido et al., 2018). Nguyen, M. A., et al., 2017, ‘Spatial distribution and source tracing of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in surface water in Northern Europe’, Environmental Pollution 220, pp. around the globe. A Europe-wide regulation is missing so far. Several PFAS are sufficiently volatile to be considered long-range transboundary air pollutants, implying that emissions outside Europe are transported into Europe where they may accumulate in cold areas such as the Arctic (EEA, 2017). 757-764 (DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.10.162). Australian action This website uses cookies to give you the best experience. Reuse of contaminated sewage sludge as fertilisers has led to PFAS pollution of soil (Ghisi et al., 2019) and water in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and the US (Nordic Council of Ministers, 2019). 415-419 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.6b00398). 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