Perfluorinated chemicals or PFC's are widely used in the fashion industry for their non-stick and water-repellent properties. (PFCs) are man-made and are used to make textiles and leather products water and stain-proof.
Evidence shows that PFCs accumulate in body tissue and persist in the environment. They are known to bio-magnify through the food chain. PFC's affect the liver and disrupt the natural balance of hormones, altering levels of growth and the reproductive system.
Perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS) is a PFC compound highly resistant to degradation. PFOS are restricted under the Stockholm Convention, a global treaty designed to protect human health and our environment. PFOS is prohibited within Canada and the EU.
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