EWG's Guide to Perfluorochemicals
Perfluorochemicals, or PFCs, are widely-used water, grease and stain repellents.
What are perfluorochemicals?
What problems are associated with perfluorochemicals?
HOW TO AVOID PERFLUOROCHEMICALS
Forgo the optional stain treatment on new carpets and furniture.
Find products that haven't been pre-treated, and if the couch you own is treated, get a cover for it.
Choose clothing that doesn't carry Tefon® or Scotchgard™ tags.
This includes fabric labeled stain- or water-repellent. When possible, opt for untreated cotton and wool.
Avoid non-stick pans and kitchen utensils.
Opt for stainless steel or cast iron instead.
Cut back on greasy packaged and fast foods.
These foods often come in treated wrappers.
Use real plates instead of paper.
Pop popcorn the old-fashioned way on the stovetop.
Microwaveable popcorn bags are often coated with PFCs on the inside.
Choose personal care products without "PTFE" or "perfluoro" in the ingredients.
Use EWG's Skin Deep at cosmeticsdatabase.com to fnd safer choices.
View and Download the report here: EWG's Guide to PFCs