Tag: synthetic


Is Faux Leather or Pleather Toxic? | Q&A

Faux leather can potentially contain toxic chemicals such as phthalates, formaldehyde, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which can cause health problems such as respiratory irritation, headaches, and developmental issues. However, the toxicity of faux leather can vary depending on the specific materials used in its production, and regulations exist to limit the use of these […]


Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)

PFAS stands for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, a group of man-made chemicals that are commonly used in a variety of industrial and consumer products for their water and stain-resistant properties. They are known to be persistent in the environment and can accumulate in human and animal tissue over time, potentially causing adverse health effects. PFAS […]