Clothing Companies Are Being Targeted with PFAS Liability

May 5, 2023Article
Sourcing Journal

Environmental Litigators, Sedina Banks and Sherry Jackman, published the article, "Clothing Companies Are Being Targeted with PFAS Liability", to Sourcing Journal


Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of human-made chemicals used to make fluoropolymer coatings that resist heat, oil, stains, grease, and water. Fluoropolymer coatings have been in use for decades, and are commonly found in commercial, industry, and consumer products such as clothing, furniture, adhesives, food packaging, heat-resistant non-stick cooking surfaces, and electrical wire insulation. From an environmental perspective, PFAS are known as “forever chemicals” because they do not readily breakdown, and, as a result of their use, are found in soil, water, and air across the United States. 

With studies suggesting that PFAS exposure may result in adverse health effects in humans and animals, both federal and state regulators have taken steps to control PFAS—including how clothing companies manufacture, use, and label products containing these chemicals.

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