The Madrid Statement presented at the annual international DIOXIN Symposium held on August 31 to September 5, 2014, in Madrid, Spain, documents the scientific consensus on the persistence and potential to cause long-term harm of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). The public document also includes a call for action needed for phase-out of the production and use of PFASs. This shall ensure that additional harm to both the environment and human and animal health is avoided. Further, the statement expresses concerns over the use of short-chain and other fluorinated alternatives. These concerns were previously expressed in the Helsingør Statement, which was published on June 14, 2014 in the peer-reviewed journal Chemosphere.

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The Madrid Statement.” (August, 2014).

The Helsingør Statement.” (June, 2014).