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Governments and researchers increases cooperation to minimise PFAS risks

37 authorities and research organisations have agreed to make a joint effort to minimize PFAS risks. The government in Sweden has decided to set up a co-ordination group (SamTox) with seven heads of government, which will work together to identify and address new and possible chemical threats at an early stage.

High-fluorinated substances (PFAS) cause environmental problems and have, among other things, contaminated drinking water in several places in Sweden. Therefore, there is a need for increased cooperation between authorities and researchers. The government in Sweden therefore intend to expand cooperation to increase the impact of the resources in dealing with the problems with high-fluorinated substances (PFAS).

More information could be found at the Swedish Chemical Agency news page (in Swedish).

Read full Declaration of Intent (in Swedish only)