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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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The New York Times 
Dupont Denies Poisoning Consumers with Teflon Products
August 8, 2004

Environmental Working Group Project 
PFC Dictionary
November 2006

Mother Jones 
Teflon Is Forever
Published June 8, 2007

Environmental Working Group Research 
PFCs: Global Contaminants
April 2003

Toxic Teflon
Published January 4, 2007

Pioneer Press Minnesota: 
3M water suit goes to trial trimmed
May 4, 2009

The News Journal (Delaware) 
PFOA elevated in Dupont’s Del. workers
April 01, 2009

Decatur Daily, Eric Fleischauer 
3M fined for chemical used in Decatur
Published April 27, 2006

Ski Wax, Snowboard Wax and the Environment

Human Exposure to Fluorinated Ski Wax:
This study was performed by the Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in Sweden. 
Purl Wax donates 1% of our sales each year to environmental conservation organizations:  

Considering 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 ski and snowboard wax bears a lot more toxic potential than generally known... 

The concerns about fluorinated waxes have two branches. The first branch is related to wax technicians inhaling toxins from the fumes and dust. Read the article (to the right) called Human Exposure to Fluorinated Ski Wax.

The second branch is related to the production process. Manufacturing fluoro products requires some nasty chemicals, including Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). These chemicals have ended up in the water streams near Dupont and 3M production facilities and have affected thousands of people.  

Ski Wax Chemicals Build Up In People’s Blood, Pose Risks:
From www.environmentalhealthnews.org
By Cheryl Katz
December 19, 2010
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Waxing for a Greener Tomorrow
by Evelyn French

All Purl Waxes are biodegradable and environmentally friendly.  
Why make an eco-friendly wax?
No fluoros. 
No toxic chemicals. 
No hype.