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Perfluorochemicals or Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) are a large group of manufactured compounds that are widely used as surfactants in industrial applications. Many of these applications make everyday products more resistant to stains, grease and help to make them repel water. PFCs are also heavily used in Aqueous Film Forming Foams (AFFF) that are used to fight fires and also in fire training exercises. Due to their chemical resistence and biological persistence several PFCs, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) in particular, have been named in the Stockholm Convention as Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). PFCs demonstrate unique chemical characteristics that are exhibited by their bioaccumulation in wildlife and their propensity to migrate to and from soil to water.

We have worked with federal, state and local government agencies, commercial clients and research facilities since 1961 to satisfy the most stringent quality assurance/quality control and reporting requirements. With experienced staff and laboratory space dedicated to PFC testing, we offer analysis on potable and non-potable water, soils, sediments and tissue samples. Data can be provided in a Level II, III or IV Data Deliverable format to accommodate your unique project challenges. We worked alongside EPA in the validation of EPA Method 537 and therefore became one of the first to have experience with the method.

Compound List Acronym
Perfluorobutanesulfonate PFBS
Perfluorohexanesulfonate PFHxS
Perfluoro-octanesulfonate PFOS
Perfluorohexanoic acid PFHxA
Perfluoroheptanoic acid PFHpA
Perfluorooctanoic acid PFOA
Perfluorononanoic acid PFNA
Perfluorodecanoic acid PFDA
Perfluoroundecanoic acid PFUnA
Perfluorododecanoic acid PFDoA
Perfluorotridecanoic acid PFTrDA
Perfluorotetradecanoic acid PFTA
N-ethyl perfluorooctanesulfonamidoacetic acid NEtFOSAA
N-methyl perfluorooctanesulfonamidoacetic acid NMeFOSAA
8:2 fluorotelomersulfonate 8:2 FTS