Substitution of PFAS chemistry in outdoor apparel and the impact on repellency performance

Philippa J.Hill; MarkTaylor; Parikshit Goswami; Richard S.Blackburn (2017). “Substitution of PFAS chemistry in outdoor apparel and the impact on repellency performance.” Chemosphere 181, 500-507. Online at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.04.122.

Highlights

  • First study to compare PFAS and non-fluorinated repellent finishes for apparel.
  • PFAS chemistry for water repellency is over-engineering in outdoor apparel.
  • Significant benefits by switching to non-fluorinated finishes.
  • PFOA and PFOS can be minimized and eliminated from human and environmental exposure.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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