New and Improved PROGEAR® Anti-fogging Formula is Free from Harmful PFAS (PFOA & PFOS).

 Phoenix, AZ, January 27, 2021 -- Anti-fogging agents for glasses have become an integral component worldwide for the majority of glasses wearers, especially concerning the pandemic and the wearing of masks. However, unsightly facts of some of these Anti-fogging agents containing extremely harmful chemicals (PFAS) have recently been publicized¹, bringing to light the dangerous implications of purchasing from Anti-fogging brands without being fully informed of the ingredients they use to manufacture this product. With such hazardous chemicals now being in the many lives of the eyewear community, PROGEAR® has taken the initiative to address this issue and created a new and improved formula in Anti-Fog Gel and Anti-Fog Wipes form that is completely free from PFAS (PFOA & PFOS) and has been thoroughly tested and confirmed by Bureau Veritas.

PROGEAR® announces new and improved formula in Anti-Fog Wipes and Anti-Fog Gel form. Manufactured completely free from PFAS (PFOA & PFOS) and tested by Bureau Veritas, PROGEAR® can be comfortably used with no negative implications towards human and environmental health.



Some Anti-fogging agents in the market contain Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, commonly known as PFAS²'³. They are a group of chemicals that includes PFOA and PFOS chemicals, which are extremely harmful to the human body and environment. Since they are hardly degradable, they can accumulate in humans, animals, and plants, and can lead to serious health issues such as cancer (from PFOA) and thyroid hormone disruption (from PFOS). This chemical is now classified as “critical” that the EU Commission is planning a drastic restriction. 

 

Most Anti-fogging agents do not display their ingredients on their packaging, the offer page, or in the package insert. Without this, it is impossible to determine whether the Anti-fogging agent contains any harmful chemicals. Therefore, if there is no information regarding the ingredients or any label promising the absence of such dangerous substances, it is highly recommended to stay away and opt for a brand that does guarantee PFAS (PFOA & PFOS) free.

PROGEAR®, with its new and improved formula, is free from PFAS (PFOA & PFOS) and can therefore be used with peace of mind and without hesitation. PROGEAR® does not only offer a quick and sustainable solution for fogged up eyewear, but it lasts up to 24hrs per application and it is safe for all lens materials and coatings, including multi-coated lenses.

PROGEAR® is a sports eyewear brand specializing in Rx-able, ASTM F803/EN166 compliant sports eyewear since 2010 and is sold in over 15,000 retail outlets worldwide. The brand also covers Rx-able multi-sport performance sunglasses and various vision accessories including anti-fog gel and wipes.


PROGEAR® is available in the USA via major laboratory networks like Interstate Lab Group and associated Essilor labs, Hoya Vision Care and Walman Optical.

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