A perfluorinated compound (PFC) is an organofluorine compound containing only carbon-fluorine bonds (no C-H bonds) and C-C bonds but also other heteroatoms. PFCs have properties that represent a blend of fluorocarbons (containing only C-F and C-C bonds) and the parent functionalized organic species. PFOS and PFOA are typical among them.
Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid or perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) is an anthropogenic fluorosurfactant and global pollutant. As one of the organic pollutants that found hard to be dissolved in the world, it is widely applied in the fields of textiles, paper, coatings, foam fire extinguishers, imaging materials and aviation hydraulic fluid.
Suspected of the same toxicity with PFOS, Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and its salts are usually applied in surface treatment of household products (such as non-sticker cooker) and packaging. PFOA is a persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic substance (PBT). Due to these properties it may cause severe and irreversible adverse effects on the environment and human health. Based on their PBT and CMR properties, PFOA and its salt (APFO) have been identified as substances of very high concern (SVHC) under REACH.
Canada Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances (SOR/2012-285)
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