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3M defends Scotchguard phaseout

May 3, 2001

The decision by 3M to phase out its Scotchguard-brand products that contain perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) in 2000 is being defended by the company, despite documents posted by the Environmental Working Group that 3M knew in 1970 that PFOS caused health effects including liver and reproductive damage in humans. 3M is to introduce a new line of products using a non-PFOS chemistry.

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last updated: may.8.2001

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