Financial Time | The crackdown on risky chemicals that could derail the chip industry
The Financial Times has published an insightful article discussing the growing concerns surrounding the use of risky chemicals in the chip industry. The article highlights the critical role of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in semiconductor production, while also shedding light on their potential health and environmental risks.
Policymakers are increasingly calling for a ban on these 'forever chemicals,' citing their links to fertility issues, liver disease, and increased cancer risk. However, finding safe alternatives to PFAS poses a significant challenge, and the industry is facing a race against time to develop new chemicals and overhaul production processes.
This thought-provoking piece explores the potential implications of a ban on PFAS and the efforts being made by companies to address these concerns.
Link to the article: The crackdown on risky chemicals that could derail the chip industry