A New Comprehensive Global Database of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) launched by OECD


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As part of the global PFC group's work, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently released a New Comprehensive Global Database of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) listing 4730 new PFAS, including several new groups of PFASs that fulfil the common definition of PFASs (i.e. they contain at least one perfluoroalkyl moiety) but have not yet been commonly regarded as PFASs.

The list can be used in conjunction with the methodology report summarising the major findings with respect to the total numbers and types of PFASs identified, the limitations, gaps and challenges identified, and opportunities for improving the future understanding of PFASs production, use on the global market, and presence in the environment, biota, and other matrices.

We would like once again to remind our readers of the very useful previous publication by OECD on PFASs, i.e. LISTS OF PFOS, PFAS, PFOA, PFCA, RELATED COMPOUNDS AND CHEMICALS THAT MAY DEGRADE TO PFCA (2007), Synthesis paper on per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) (2013) and RISK REDUCTION APPROACHES FOR PFASS - A CROSSCOUNTRY ANALYSIS (2015)