HEJSupport caught up with Maria Delfina Cuglievan Wiese from the SAICM Secretariat to get more details about managing PFAS as a chemical class in the textile sector.→ →
PFAS: Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances
PFAS are chemicals of high concern and their use should be regulated in the garment and textile industry.→ →
PFAS are often used as impregnating agents in textiles due to their desirable properties, and unfortunately their use has a negative impact on human and environmental health.
These desirable textile properties include:
– oil, water, alcohol, and dirt repellency
– high thermal stability
– durability throughout the washing and dry cleaning processes