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Firms on Track for 2010 PFOA Phaseout

3:07 PM MST | February 18, 2008 | Michelle Bryner

EPA says that firms participating in a voluntary initiative launched in 2006 for the phaseout of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) are on track to meet a 95% reduction goal in PFOA emissions and product content by 2010. The companies agreed to an EPA request that they reduce facility emissions and product content of PFOA and related chemicals globally by 95%, from 2000 levels, no later than 2010, and to work toward eliminating emissions and product content of these chemicals by 2015. EPA says it initiated the program because of “current knowledge that PFOA is...

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