15 Mar 2022
The textile industry designs, produces and distributes yarn, and cloth and converts these raw material into finished goods, such as clothing, bedlinen, and carpets. PFAS are applied to clothing for their properties as water and oil repellents. As such, PFAS are mainly used in personal protective equipment gowns to enable blood repellency, workwear to avoid oil stains, and high-use upholstery needing resistance to oily foods and stains. By acting as repellent, the fabrics PFAS are applied to, have an extended lifespan.