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ChemSec | The chemical industry’s key argument against the PFAS ban relies on a non-existent OECD statement

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For years, the chemical industry has argued against regulating fluoropolymers, an important subgroup of PFAS, by leaning on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to bolster its stance. In industry-backed science reports, briefings, lobby meetings, and webinars, the narrative has been that the OECD considers fluoropolymers as of “low concern”. The only problem with this argument is that OECD never said that. In fact, there were never any OECD criteria for polymers of low concern to start with. In a recent statement, the organisation explains this.



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