EPA confirms fluorinated containers leach PFAS

High-density polyethlyene containers treated with fluorinated compounds can leach PFAS into pesticides and other liquid products, a study by the US Environmental Protection Agency suggests. by Britt E. Erickson September 8, 2022 Plastic containers made of fluorinated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) are likely to leach per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) into pesticides and other liquid products […]

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Pesticide and Other Packaging

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) extensive efforts to address PFAS, the Agency is making new information available about EPA testing showing PFAS contamination from certain fluorinated containers. Read EPA’s 2021 press statement. While the Agency continues to investigate and assess potential impacts on health or the environment, the affected pesticide manufacturer has […]

US EPA to investigate PFAS contamination from fluorinated containers

Discovery in pesticide packaging could mean wider problem, agency action The US EPA has begun an investigation into per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination associated with fluorinated plastic containers, in an expansion of its priority PFAS work that could prompt industry to explore alternatives. The EPA’s research stems from the discovery of eight PFASs leaching […]