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Perfluorinated compound

Similar term(s): PFC.

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Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) are a group of chemicals containing fluorine. They are used to make materials stain and stick resistant and do not break down readily. These chemicals have been used since the 50s in a large number of household products, for instance in Teflon and stain resistant products.

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Fluoride

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