Norway bans PFOA in consumer products
Recently, the Environmental Agency of Norway has published an amendment to Norway’s consumer products regulation to ban PFOA from consumer products. This includes requirements for articles, textiles specifically, as well as mixtures.
The ban will, in most cases, become effective on 1st June 2014.
The below table sums up the restriction:
By this ban, Norway is the first country to restrict PFOA similar to the EU-wide PFOS ban under the POP-regulation EC 850/2004.
In the EU, PFOA and its salts are only classified as Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) under the REACH-regulation EC 1907/2006 and therefore subject to information obligations if present over 0,1% in an article.