Guidance

PFOS and PFOA: health effects, incident management and toxicology

Information on Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), for responding to chemical incidents.

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It was withdrawn because new evidence is available. Until updates are provided, more information can be found at Chemical hazard compendium.

Documents

WITHDRAWN: PFOS and PFOA: toxicological overview

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WITHDRAWN: PFOS and PFOA: general information

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WITHDRAWN: PFOS and PFOA: incident management

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Details

These documents provide information on PFOS and PFOA.

They include:

  • details on the health effects of exposure
  • data on the chemical’s toxicity
  • material for responding to a chemical incident
Published 1 July 2014
Last updated 7 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'PFOS and PFOA: incident management' and removed 'PFOS and PFOA: properties, incident management and toxicology'.

  2. First published.