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Danish government to ban import of clothes containing 'forever chemical' PFAS

posted on May 13, 2024

Denmark’s government plans to introduce a national ban on the harmful ‘forever chemical’ PFAS in clothing and shoes. 

“A national ban on the import and sale of clothes, shoes and waterproofing agents with PFAS is an important step on the way to limiting its emissions and will have a genuine environmental effect in Denmark,” Environment Minister Magnus Heunicke said in the statement.

Clothing, shoes and waterproofing agents are among the largest sources of PFAS in Denmark’s environment, according to the ministry.

Read here: The Local dk

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