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EPA to Announce New Effort on PFOA

Release Date: 01/25/2006
Contact Information: Enesta Jones, (202) 564-4355 /

(Washington, D.C. - Jan. 25, 2006)

What: Teleconference announcing new effort on PFOA. PFOA is an essential processing aid in the manufacture of fluoropolymers, and fluorotelomers, which are used in the manufacture of a wide range of non-stick and stain-resistant surfaces and products. PFOA may also be produced by the breakdown of fluorotelomers, which are used to impart water, stain, and grease resistance to carpets, paper and textile.

Who: Susan Hazen, acting assistant administrator in the Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances at EPA

When: Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. EST

Call In: Reporters should begin calling in at 1:45 p.m. The call-in number is: 1-800-811-6040, use conference ID # 4749594