News Release

Barbara A. Lee, Director

January 25, 2017

Contact: Sanford (Sandy) Nax
(916) 327-6114

DTSC Seeks Expert Input on PFASs
in Certain Consumer Products

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will hold a daylong workshop with experts on the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in carpets, rugs, indoor upholstered furniture, and their care and treatment products.

The workshop is part of DTSC’s Safer Consumer Products program toward identifying proposed “Priority Products.” A Priority Product is a consumer product identified by DTSC that contains one or more toxic chemicals.

The workshop is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Jan. 31, in the Coastal Hearing Room, California Environmental Protection building, 1001 I St., Sacramento. The session also will be webcast. To register, and for more information such as the agenda and speakers’ bios, more information can be found on our Safer Products page.

What: PFAS Workshop

When: Jan. 31, 2017, 8:30 a.m-4:30 p.m.

Where: Coastal Hearing Room, CalEPA Headquarters building, 1001 I St., Sacramento, CA. The workshop also will be webcast (details will be provided once you register).

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FOR GENERAL INQUIRIES: Contact the Department of Toxic Substances Control by phone at (800) 728-6942 or visit To report illegal handling, discharge, or disposal of hazardous waste, call the Waste Alert Hotline at (800) 698-6942.

The mission of DTSC is to protect California’s people and environment from harmful effects of toxic substances by restoring contaminated properties, enforcing hazardous waste law, reducing hazardous waste generation, and encouraging the manufacture of chemically safer products.