We’ve added several hundred PFAS to the SIN List. This is the reason why

February 2, 2023

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"Today, the number of individual PFAS chemicals on the SIN List increases from 46 to 416. Still, this is a small number compared to how many “forever chemicals” that are actually out there. Some scientists estimate that there are around 5,000 individual PFAS chemicals while others estimate them to be as many as 6 million.

“We want to make clear that we think every single PFAS should be phased out, no matter how many they are. But what this update aims for is to narrow them down to the most relevant couple of hundred substances for companies to keep track of”, says Dr. Anna Lennquist, Senior Toxicologist at ChemSec and project leader for the SIN List.

The determination to phase out “forever chemicals” is gaining momentum around the world. Over a hundred companies have come together to support a ban on PFAS and some of the world’s largest investment firms have sent out a letter to chemical companies encouraging them to stop the production of persistent chemicals."