Occupational Exposure Assessment of Airborne Chemical Contaminants Among Professional Ski Waxers

Ski waxes are applied onto the skis to improve the performance. They contain different chemical substances, e.g. perfluoro-n-alkanes. Due to evaporation and sublimation processes as well as mechanically generated dust, vapours, fumes, and particulates can contaminate the workroom atmosphere. The number of professional ski waxers is increasing, but occupational exposure assessments among professional ski waxers are lacking. Read More

Dangerous Ski wax chemicals found in Park City’s aquifer and groundwater wells

Park City to ban ‘fluoro-wax’ – Park City is now banning a certain type of ski wax after “forever chemicals” were found in the city’s drinking water. Read More.

FIS to fully implement fluor wax ban at start of 2023-24 season

The International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) today announced that the fluor wax ban will be fully implemented at the start of the upcoming 2023/2024 winter season. Read More

EPA Issues Enforcement Alert Regarding Ski Wax Products Containing Perfluorinated Chemicals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) issued a January 2022 enforcement alert entitled “Violations May Put Ski Wax Users at Risk from Illegal Perfluoroalkyl Substances.” Read More

Toxic ski wax creates sticky situation for international competitions and environment

For the longest time, wax shops and competitive Alpine athletes have had very little restrictions on the type of wax they could use while on the slopes. However, in recent years guidelines and restrictions have started to emerge to protect the environment due to the toxic nature of certain waxes. Read More

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