Per- and poly-fluoro alkyl substances (PFAS) are used in chemical formulations, components of manufacturing process tools, facilities infrastructure and packaging used to make the semiconductor devices that are integral to our modern world. Concerns regarding the persistence, mobility and potential toxicity of certain PFAS are driving governments across the globe to propose broad PFAS restrictions.
- Identification of critical uses,
- Application of the pollution prevention hierarchy to, where possible: reduce PFAS consumption or eliminate use, identify alternatives, and minimize and control emissions,
- Identification of research needs, and
- Development of socioeconomic impact assessments.