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Norway's environment agency aims to include perfluorinated substances on hazardous chemical list

7:38 AM MDT | June 11, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

More perfluorinated substances should be included on Norway's priority list of substances that pose a serious threat to human health and the environment, the Norwegian Climate and Pollution Agency (Klif; Oslo) says. The suggestion applies, among others, to long-chain perfluorinated carboxylic acids (PFCA) containing 9–14 carbons. The agency aims to place about 30 substances on the priority list. Emissions of substances on the list are to be eliminated or significantly reduced by 2020. "There will be a loud and clear signal to manufacturers, importers...

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