Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / California plans green step for converted textiles

California plans green step for converted textiles

14
Nov '19
Pic: Shutterstock
Pic: Shutterstock
California’s department of toxic substances control (DTSC) recently proposed to list treatments containing perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for use on converted textiles or leathers like carpets, upholstery, clothing and shoes as ‘priority products’ under the Safer Consumer Products (SCP) regulations. Such treatments are frequently used in homes and occupations.

PFASs are a class of chemicals characterised by highly stable carbon-fluorine bonds and used in many applications.

DTSC has identified treatments for converted textiles or leathers as significant sources of human and ecological PFAS exposures, especially via inhalation during product use, according to a DTSC press release.

These treatments contribute to the ubiquitous environmental contamination and exposures, as do other consumer products such as food packaging, cosmetics and waterproof clothing.

There is evidence that exposure to PFASs can lead to adverse health outcomes in humans. If humans are exposed to PFASs through diet, drinking water or inhalation, these chemicals remain in the body for a long time. As people continue to be exposed to PFASs the levels in their bodies may increase to the point where they suffer from adverse health effects.

Studies indicate that some PFASs can cause reproductive and developmental, liver and kidney, and immunological effects, as well as tumours in laboratory animals.

The most consistent findings from human epidemiology studies are a small increase in serum cholesterol levels among exposed populations, with more limited findings related to infant birth weights, effects on the immune system, cancer, and thyroid hormone disruption. Some PFASs have also been linked to phytotoxicity, aquatic toxicity, and terrestrial eco-toxicity.

DTSC has found that such treatments have the potential to cause significant and widespread adverse impacts to sensitive subpopulations, including foetuses, infants, young children, pregnant women, carpet and upholstery cleaners, workers in upholstered furniture, furnishings, clothing, shoes, and carpet stores, as well as auto dealership workers and auto detailing technicians; to environmentally sensitive habitats; and to threatened and endangered species.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DS)


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 13th Dec 2019

Trump reportedly approves 'phase I' trade deal with China

US President Donald Trump has reportedly approved a 'phase-one' trade ...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 13th Dec 2019

China issues guideline for high-quality trade development

The Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 13th Dec 2019

EU urges Dhaka to facilitate more imports from Europe

The heads of mission of various European Union (EU) nations in Dhaka...

Interviews View All

Luke Otten, Wigwam Mills Inc

Luke Otten
Wigwam Mills Inc

Wigwam aims to recycle discarded yarn that doesn’t make it through the...

Karan Suratwala, Key Textile Accessories Private Limited

Karan Suratwala
Key Textile Accessories Private Limited

Chinese imports are destroying the supply chain

Jim Desai, Blaiva Fabricaa

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

Abhishek Pachauri,

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries is into manufacturing of textile process house machines, ...

Italtex,

Italtex

Italtex is a leading studio publishing fabric trend-books since 1959....

Awanda Booth,

Awanda Booth

Held every year in New York City, Surtex is a global business-to-business...

Mohammad Hassan, Biax Fiberfilm

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Larry L Kinn, Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Robin Grankvist, OrganoClick AB

Robin Grankvist
OrganoClick AB

Robin Grankvist talks about PFCs, additives and various chemicals used in...

Robert Brunner, Devereux

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Yash P. Kotak, Bombay Hemp Company

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Samar Firdos, Arvind Ltd

Samar Firdos
Arvind Ltd

<b>Samar Firdos</b>, Chief Manager (Design) at Lifestyle Apparel Denim...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


December 2019

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search