FIS: Prohibition on fluoride holding lubrication

FIS: Prohibition on fluoride holding lubrication

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All fluorine-containing lubricants in the ski resort will be banned from next winter.

This is stated on the website of the FIS (International Ski Federation). NRK first reported this Saturday night.

Ship President Erik Røste confirms to the State Channel that the FIS Board has today made the decision.

There has been a great debate over the use of fluorine lately and as late as this week, SV politician Lars Haltbrekken (SV) proposed a total fluoride ban on all sporting events in Norway.

Vote is a member of the FIS board who made the decision.

– There are three reasons why we have adopted this. One is the health risk associated with the use of the products, the other is that it reduces the cost of ski lubrication and the third is the environmental impact, he tells NRK.

FIS announces that a special group will be established under the leadership of Norwegian Atle Skårdal (downhill) and Pierre Mignerey (cross country) who, together with the ski and ski lubrication industry, will come up with regulations and, not least, control procedures.

Before last winter, the Norwegian Ski Federation introduced a ban on fluorine lubrication for runners from 16 years and younger. However, the debate over the winter was about whether control was good enough.

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