Outdoor Gear

Uses Waterproof breathable textiles used in rain jackets, ski clothes, tents, backpacks, sleeping bags and shoes; ski and snowboard waxes
Resources Outdoor Industry Association Priority Issues Brief: Durable Water Replellents (DWR). 2016. An overview of the OIA’s position on the use of highly fluorinated chemicals as durable water repellents.

Greenpeace: Chemistry for Any Weather. 2013. Greenpeace testing detected highly fluorinated chemical in many brands of outdoor clothing.

Ski Wax Chemicals Can Build Up in Blood. Scientific American. 2011.

The New California Furniture Flammability Standard TB117-2013: What Does it Mean? – A fact sheet for manufacturers about the new regulation for the flammability of upholstered furniture in California.

Furniture without Added Flame Retardants – Buyer’s guide to finding furniture without added flame retardant chemicals.

Food Contact Materials

Uses Food wrappers, paperboard, paper cups, microwave popcorn bags


Uses Carpets, upholstery, and their cleaning products

Firefighting Foams (AFFF)

Uses Aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF)