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Electronics Production | July 22, 2006

Teflon and Gore-Tex under EU Parliament's microscope

These are chlorinated compounds used in everyday materials such as Teflon and Gore-Tex as well as some industrial applications.
They contribute to the greenhouse effect and, because they are bioaccumulative, are hazardous to the body. MEPs therefore want to limit their use as far as possible, although some derogations will be allowed. The chlorine chemistry industry has in the past produced substances such as DDT, PCBs and CFCs which caused havoc in the environment but today are either banned or tightly controlled.

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