Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in Carpets, Rugs, Indoor Upholstered Furniture, and their Care and Treatment Products

Action:

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is seeking input on specific questions pertaining to Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in Carpets, Rugs, Indoor Upholstered Furniture, and their Care and Treatment Products.


Summary:

DTSC has identified the class of chemicals called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) as Candidate Chemicals that warrant further research. These chemicals are used in consumer products, including in carpets, rugs, and indoor upholstered furniture resistant to stains, oil, soil, or water. The manufacture, use, and disposal of PFASs-treated consumer products can lead to widespread PFASs exposure to people, animals, and plants. Some PFASs are known to have the potential to cause adverse human health and ecological impacts; others are used in increasing amounts but lack publicly available safety data. DTSC is requesting information to better understand the challenges that California may be facing due to the use of PFASs in carpets, rugs, indoor upholstered furniture, and their care and treatment products.

Status
Closed

Comment Period
November 15, 2016 to
December 30, 2016 12:00PM PST

Document Type
Work Plan Implementation

Comments Published
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Supporting Documents
Background Document on PFASs
Webinar Agenda

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