DuPont Position Statement on PFOA
PFOA is a processing aid that was widely used by many manufacturers to produce a broad range of industrial and consumer products for more than 60 years. The knowledge base around the chemical, its environmental footprint and its health profile has evolved. Over the same period, the chemical industry and its regulators, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), have also learned a great deal about the environmental and potential health impacts of PFOA, leading to the complete elimination of PFOA usage in 2015.
In 2006, DuPont and seven other manufacturers and users of PFOA partnered with EPA to reduce and then eliminate PFOA from our manufacturing processes. By 2010, we successfully reduced our emissions by 95 percent, and completely phased out of its use in 2015.
Chemical practices have evolved over time and so should federal regulatory oversight. DuPont believes a comprehensive risk-based federal chemical regulatory system will protect public health and the environment, while allowing the industry to continue to develop safe and innovative products that meet customers’ needs.
Safety and environmental stewardship are core values at DuPont, and we are committed to upholding the highest standards for the safe operation of facilities and the protection of our environment, our employees, our customers and the people of the communities in which we do business.