There is significant research and published data on trifluoroacetic acid (TFA). However, this body of data is often misinterpreted or selectively sourced to draw inaccurate or exaggerated conclusions about the origin, sources, environmental impact, and human health implications.

FACT CHECK: Setting the record straight on TFA highlights the truth about TFA, including five key facts:

  1. Approximately 95% of TFA in the environment is naturally occurring.
  2. The impact of man made TFA is minimal.
  3. TFA does not bioconcentrate in organisms or biomagnify in the food chain.
  4. TFA arising from HFC and HFO use will have a negligible effect on the environment.
  5. TFA does not present a risk to human health.

Read FACT CHECK: Setting the record straight on TFA to get the full scoop on TFA and it’s impact.