A report was recently published on Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in food contact material by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment.
Overview of Risk Reduction Approaches
The Netherlands addresses certain PFASs under EU regulations. There are no PFOS production facilities in the Netherlands. The Netherlands noted that allowed within the EU are about eight PFOS applications. The need to apply PFOS for these applications is checked on a regular basis for which the companies using these applications are approached.
The Netherlands submitted their inventory to the Stockholm Convention in 2014. Of main concern are the open applications in which high amounts of PFOS are applied. The largest open use, application of PFOS in fire-fighting foam, is prohibited since 27 June 2011.
Table with Key Elements of Risk Reduction Approaches
|Action||Path taken||BEPs Implemented||Category of PFASss addressed||Articles covered?||Life cycle stage(s) addressed||Method of approach||Public- private partnership encouraged?||Level of constraint|