Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development
Per- and Polyflouroalkyl substances (PFAS’s) are defined as any substance that contains at least one fully fluorinated methyl (CF3) or methylene (CF2) carbon atom (without any H, Cl, Br, I attached to it).
Also referred to as “forever chemicals” as they do not naturally breakdown.
This definition includes ALL fluoropolymers.
Examples: PTFE, PVDF, FEP, FKM, FFKM, etc.
Under this definition there is no such thing as “PFAS-free” for these materials
>10,000 substances are affected.