Input to Consultation: Restriction for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)
This document provides IOGP’s input to the consultation on a Restriction for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Restriction of PFAS can have complex impacts and requires careful analysis, also in respect of non-PFAS alternatives. For example, effectiveness of the purpose for which PFAS are used may be impacted or there could be a resulting increase in emissions.
- Non-PFAS alternatives should be considered in a holistic manner i.e. potential impact on effectiveness and required volumes, as changes in volumes could have impacts on logistics (increased transport, increase in emissions)
- There should be awareness and consideration of potentially harmful substances in the proposed alternatives