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A Toxics-Free Future


Persistent Threat: PFAS in Textiles and Water in Bangladesh

In recent years, there has been increasing attention to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a large group of persistent, toxic chemicals used widely by several industries. There has been much attention given to PFAS in drinking water, and it is well known that PFAS are used by the textiles industry, with several studies finding PFAS in many products, including clothing, carpeting, furniture, and other textiles.

While PFAS in consumer products have drawn much attention, the toxic impacts of PFAS used in textile manufacturing have been less studied. This report provides new evidence linking textile-making facilities to PFAS water pollution.

Download the report, below. Read the press release here.

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