Remember in September when we asked major outdoor brands if they use PFCs to make their products?
Most brands had to admit that they do use PFCs. But they didn’t tell us which products they were in. So we asked you which products you wanted tested. We got more than 30,000 votes on the Detox Outdoor website from outdoor lovers around the world, and sent the 40 most voted for to an independent lab for testing.
The results are in. PFCs were found in all but four of the products we tested.
In 18 items we found high concentrations of the more hazardous long-chain PFCs, even though most of the brands tested claim publicly that they are no longer using them. We also found PFOA – a long-chain PFC that is linked to a number of health effects, including cancer – in some products by The North F... Read more >