Fluorinated Chemicals (PFAS)

The BPI Certification Scheme states that organic fluorinated chemicals, such as perfluorinated and polyfluorinated substances, cannot be present in BPI Certified items.. This is demonstrated with three criteria: 

1) The product formula must not have fluorinated chemicals — as evidenced by safety data sheets for all ingredients.

2) Test results from a BPI-approved lab showing a maximum of 100ppm total fluorine (unless demonstrated to be from naturally occurring fluorine).

3) A  statement of no intentionally added fluorinated chemicals, signed by the manufacturer.


If you have any questions about fluorinated chemicals about this policy, please send us an email here.







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