PFAS seem to be everywhere right now – not just in consumer products or in the environment but also in the press, in policy rooms and on product labels. This four-lettered abbreviation is receiving a lot of attention and is, without a doubt, a hot topic in the world of chemicals at the moment.
Boiled down to one sentence, PFAS are great in terms of functionality and are used in a whole heap of applications while at the same time being highly persistent in the environment and extremely damaging to human health and our planet.
This is a good start – but it doesn’t paint the entire picture.
PFAS are highly persistent in the environment, meaning that they take forever to break down in nature. This causes them to accumulate in our environment and in our bodies.
Their persistency, coupled with the fact that they have been found to be toxic, is a recipe for disaster.
SINimilarity shows if a substance is structurally similar to a substance on the SIN List, which in turn indicated similar problematic properties. The aim is to help avoid substituting one problematic chemical with another.Go to SINimilairity
The Textile Guide walks you through the process of chemicals management from a textile industry perspective. You will learn to identify the relevant chemicals and find ideas on how to phase them out.Go to Textile Guide
The SIN (Substitute It Now!) List is a globally used database of chemicals likely to be banned or restricted in a near future, as we have selected them for fulfilling EU´s REACH ”Substances of Very High Concern” criteria.Go to SIN List
GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals is a method for comparative chemical hazard assessment. It can be used by anybody interested in assessing the inherent hazards of chemicals and their potential effect on human health and the environment.Go to GreenScreen
The Substitution Support Portal provides general information on substitution and hundreds of ”case stories”, examples of successful substitutions.Go to SUBSPORT
The OECD Substitution and Alternatives Assessment Toolbox (SAAT) is a compilation of resources relevant to chemical substitution and alternatives assessments.Go to OECD Substitution Toolbox (SAAT)
SIN Producers is a database of companies that are producing or importing the most hazardous chemicals in Europe. This information can be used for making sustainable investments, identifying companies with a product portfolio likely to be regulated.Go to SIN producers
CleanGredients is the definitive database of market-ready chemical ingredients pre-approved to meet U.S. EPA’s Safer Choice standard.Go to CleanGredients