Thai activists call for ban on hazardous PFAS in textile industry

Thitikorn BoontongmaiCalls for the prohibition of per-and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS), hazardous chemicals found in the textile industry and other goods, have been made by Thai activists.

The campaigners argue that such a ban would generate awareness amongst customers who require environmentally friendly products for their health and the welfare of our planet.

Thitikorn Boontongmai (pictured), planning manager at Ecological Alert and Recover-Thailand (Earth), highlighted that PFAS are already outlawed in several countries, while others have instigated campaigns to combat their usage.

Studies indicate that PFAS can have damaging effects on human fertility and infant development, with the added issue of remaining almost permanently within the environment.

For the full story, see the March 2024 edition of Textiles South East Asia.


Photo: Ecological Alert and Recover-Thailand