Ski Wax, Snowboard Wax and our Environment

Purl Eco Friendly WaxesConsidering the big environmental issues facing us today, ski wax and snowboard wax might not seem to play such an important role… but a traditional stick of fluorinated ski and snowboard wax bears more toxic potential than generally known..........

There are two main areas of concerns with fluorinated waxes.  The first area is related to wax technicians inhaling toxins from the fumes and dust. Read the article below called Human Exposure to Fluorinated Ski Wax.  The second concern is related to the production process. Manufacturing fluoro products requires some nasty chemicals, including Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). These chemicals can end up in the water streams, such as what happened near Dupont and 3M production facilities affecting thousands of people.  
 

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Related Articles:

 Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs)

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

July 2016

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Human Exposure to Fluorinated Ski Wax:

This study was performed by the Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in Sweden.
 
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By Cheryl Katz, Environmental Health News

March 15, 2011

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Ski Wax: Extra Speed Could Carry More than Just a Steep Price Tag

From New West Snow Blog

By Brendon Bosworth

February 14, 2011

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Environmental Working Group Project 

PFC Dictionary

November 2006 

National Toxicology Program U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

September 2016

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Waxing for a Greener Tomorrow

by Evelyn French

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Ski Wax Might Be Harmful to Your Health

From sports.espn.go.com

By Cameron Walker

January 21, 2011

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Your Ski and Snowboard Wax Could Be Seriously Harmful To You, Wildlife

From Treehugger.com

By: Andrea Donsky

January 28, 2011

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Mother Jones 

Teflon Is Forever

Published June 8, 2007

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