DARK WATERS tells the shocking and heroic story of attorney Robert Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) inspired by a true story. He risked his career and his family to fight one of the world’s largest corporations and help a community that was exposed to dangerous PFAS chemicals. 99% of people in the world are exposed to PFAS.
The water near to factories making PFAS, such as those living near Veneto, is a health hazard, and heavy pollution is also found near airports and military bases, where PFAS are used in firefighting foams. The parallels with the West Virginia community at the heart of Dark Waters is striking.
REACH on PFAS chemicals
ANNEX XVII TO REACH: Restrictions on the manufacture, placing on the market and use of certain dangerous substances, mixtures and articles
Entry 68 - Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
- CAS No 335-67-1
- EC No 206-397-9
- and its salts
Any related substance (including its salts and polymers) having a linear or branched perfluoroheptyl group with the formula C7F15- directly attached to another carbon atom, as one of the structural elements. Any related substance (including its salts and polymers) having a linear or branched perfluorooctyl group with the formula C8F17- as one of the structural elements.
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