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At Allé Office Solutions, we recognize the critical importance of environmental stewardship and the role we play in it. In recent years, there’s been growing awareness and concern regarding the presence of PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) and specifically PFOS and PFOA, in various products. These chemicals, found in a range of consumer goods from non-stick cookware to waterproof clothing, have raised significant health and environmental concerns.

What are PFAS and Why Are They a Concern? PFAS, including PFOS and PFOA, are a group of man-made chemicals known for their durability and resistance to water, oil, and stains. While these properties make them popular in many industries, they are also persistent in the environment and in the human body – earning them the nickname “forever chemicals.” Studies have linked PFAS exposure to various health issues and immune system damage.

Where are They Found? 

  1. Cookware and Kitchen Items: Non-stick cookware often contains PFAS for its non-stick properties. Similarly, items like pizza boxes, microwave popcorn bags, and kitchen utensils like spatulas may also contain PFAS for their anti-grease properties.

  2. Textiles and Furniture: PFAS are used in stain-resistant carpets and furniture. They provide water and stain-resistant properties to these items.

  3. Clothing and Outdoor Gear: Water-repellent clothing, shoes, and outdoor gear often contain PFAS. However, some companies are transitioning away from PFAS.

  4. Cleaning Products: Certain cleaning products and waxes contain fluorotelomer sulfonates, a type of PFAS.

  5. Cosmetic Products: PFAS are used in cosmetics to increase water resistance and durability, especially in products like foundations, concealers, lip products, blush, bronzers, and powders.

  6. Fast-Food Packaging: PFAS are used in fast-food packaging to resist grease, which can lead to contamination of food.

  7. Firefighting Foams: PFAS are added to firefighting foams to help them spread and suppress fires, but this can lead to environmental contamination.

  8. Industrial Uses: PFAS are used in various industries, including the chemical industry for PTFE production, metal plating, photo imaging, and the semiconductor industry.

  9. Personal Care Products: PFAS are found in many personal care products, including makeup, sunscreen, shampoo, shaving cream, and even some children’s products like toothpaste and sunscreen.

At Allé Office Solutions, we prioritize the health and safety of our customers and the environment. We understand the concerns surrounding PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances), including PFOS and PFOA, and their impact on health and the environment. Therefore, we are committed to ensuring that our range of products, including those made from resin plastic, fiberglass, and metal, are free from PFAS and PFOA. Our rigorous selection process for materials and our manufacturing standards reflect this commitment, aligning with our dedication to providing sustainable and safe office solutions. For more information about our products please visit



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