Canada | Notice of intent to address the broad class of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances


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The Government of Canada intends to move forward with activities to address the broad class of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) because scientific evidence to date indicates the PFAS used to replace regulated PFOSPFOA, and long-chain PFCAs (LC-PFCAs) may also be associated with environmental and/or human health effects.

Substance-specific information is lacking for most PFAS that are currently used, including those that have been used to replace restricted PFAS. The large number of PFAS that are commercially available and their diverse chemical structures, combined with the lack of data on the hazards and properties of the individual substances, renders a traditional substance-by-substance assessment and management approach impractical. 

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