Do Berkshire products use PFAS compounds?
No, Berkshire Corporation does not knowingly use PFAS* compounds in any part of the manufacturing of these products. Since PFAS compounds are not intentionally added to any of Berkshire’s final products, routine testing for their presence or absence in the final products is not conducted.**
*Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances
**The information provided is correct to the best of Berkshire’s knowledge at the time of its release.
According to the FDA, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are chemicals that have been used in a wide range of consumer and industrial products since the 1940’s due to their resistance to grease, oil, water, and heat. The widespread use of PFAS and their ability to remain intact in the environment means that over time PFAS levels from past and current uses can result in increasing levels of environmental contamination. Since PFAS do not easily breakdown and some types have been shown to accumulate not only in the environment, but also in our bodies. Exposure to some types PFAS have been linked to serious health effects.