PFOS Information submitted

The POPs Review Committee is preparing draft risk profiles for the five chemicals under its consideration taking into account the information submitted by Parties and observers in accordance with Article 8 of the Convention.

 

Information submitted

 

  • PFOS

    • World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) (26.01.06)

      • Chemical Check-Up: An analysis of chemicals in the blood of Members of the European Parliament ; Appendix 3: technical analytical report and results

      • Contamination: the next generation
        Results of the family chemical contamination survey

    • International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN) (27.01.06)

    • American Chemistry Council (3M Company) (27.01.06)

    • Norwegian Pollution Control Agency (27.01.06)

    • Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), the European Semiconductor Industry Association (EECA-ESIA) and Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) (27.01.06)

      • Letter

      • Annex

      • “Perfluorooctane Sulphonate: Risk Reduction and Analysis of Advantages and Drawbacks,” United Kingdom Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Aug. 2004)

      • “Perfluoroalkyl Sulfonates: Significant New Use Rule,” United States Environmental Protection Agency, 67 Fed. Reg. 11008 (March 11, 2002).

      • “Perfluoroalkyl Sulfonates: Significant New Use Rule,” United States Environmental Protection Agency, 67 Fed. Reg. 72854 (December 9, 2002).

      • “Preliminary Risk Assessment of the Developmental Toxicity Associated with Exposure to Perfluorooctanoic Acid and its Salts,” United States Environmental Protection Agency (Apr. 2003).

      • “Opinion on ‘RPA’s report ‘Perfluorooctane Sulphonates: Risk reduction strategy and analysis of advantages and drawbacks,’’” Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks, European Commission (Aug. 2004).

      • “Environmental Risk Evaluation Report: Perfluorooctane Sulphonate (PFOS),” United Kingdom Environment Agency’s Science Group (Sept. 2004).

      • “SEMATECH Position Statement Regarding the Business Case for the Continued Need of PFOS,” International SEMATECH (Nov. 2004).

      • “Draft Risk Assessment of the Potential Human Health Effects Associated with Exposure to Perfluorooctanoic Acid and its Salts,” United States Environmental Protection Agency (Jan. 2005). January 26.

      • “Results of Survey on Production and Use of PFOS, PFAS and PFOA, Related Substances and Products/Mixtures Containing These Substances,” the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (Jan. 2005).

      • Proposal for a “Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of perfluorooctane sulfonates (amendment of Council Directive 76/769/EEC),” Commission of the European Communities (May 2005).

    • Brazil (27.01.06)

    • International Imaging Industry Association, the European Photo and Imaging Association, and the Photo-sensitized Materials Manufacturers’ Association (31.01.06)

    • Canada (31.01.06)

      • Appendix 1 - List of PFOS, its salts and its precursors identified through Section 71 CEPA 1999 industry survey, CATABOL modelling, and expert judgment

      • CATABOL Journal Article Feb 2004: Predicting the biodegradation products of perfluorinated chemicals using catabol

    • United States of America:

      • 22.03.06 ; Comments from Boeing Company

      • 31.01.06

    • Australia (02.02.06)

    • Japan (07.02.06)

      • Annex - Additional Inf. on Potential PFOS Precursors

    • Lebanon (15.02.06)