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Proposed Priority Product: Carpets and Rugs with Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs)

DTSC is concerned about the hazard traits of PFASs and their widespread presence in the environment, humans, and other living organisms. Carpets and rugs treated with PFASs for stain- or soil-resistance are potential long-term sources of widespread human and ecological exposures to this class of chemicals. In February 2018, DTSC released a Product-Chemical Profile for carpets and rugs with PFASs, outlining the scientific basis for proposing to list this product-chemical combination as a Priority Product under the Safer Consumer Product Regulations.

Public Comment Period

A Regulatory Proposal: 45- Day Comment Period for PFASs in Carpets and Rugs is now open for commenting on CalSAFER. The comment period is open from February 28, 2020 and closes on April 13, 2020.

Click here to view the comments received online via CalSAFER for the proposal to list Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in Carpets and Rugs as a Priority Product 

Public Worshop

DTSC held a public hearing on March 20, 2018,  at the CalEPA Building on 1001 “I” Street, Sacramento, California. DTSC staff provided an overview of the proposal and accepted public comment.

Below are downloads related to this workshop:

Related Documents & Links

SCP Priority Products