U.S. EPA announced the new validated method for PFAS in Drinking Water, EPA Method 533.
The California State Water Resources Control Board recently issued orders to chrome plating facilities to analyze PFAS at their sites.
The Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) has a series of fact sheets regarding state regulation, advisory, and guidance for groups responsible for PFAS-impacted sites.
New Hampshire is implementing new PFAS MCLs for public water systems. Access a copy of the PFAS rules.
PFAS Testing - How Can Eurofins Environment Testing Help You?
Eurofins Environment Testing understands the need to identify and monitor for emerging contaminants such as PFAS. With more than 20 years of experience with PFAS analysis, we are able to provide a high-quality and cost effective solution to meet your PFAS testing needs.
Eurofins Environment Testing has North America’s largest capacity dedicated to PFAS analysis. With over 35 PFAS related compounds at detection limits well below state and federal screening levels our laboratories support methods 537.1, ISO25101, 537M and PFAS compliant with QSM Table B-15, with all the necessary validation data to support the precision and accuracy of our methodology.
Eurofins utilizes accurate and precise methods along with our unmatched expertise to support PFAS analysis in a wide range of matrices including:
|Soils||Sludge Cakes||Foods including Dairy|
|Dispersants||Commercial Products such as carpeting, packaging and other items|
We have also incorporated replacement chemicals such as GenX, DONA and F-53B into this analysis. Eurofins also supports specialty testing such as PFAS in source air emissions and the production of TOP (Total Oxidizable Precursors) Assay data.
Quality encompasses more than just error-free and defensible data; our industry leading program also incorporates the technical guidance and expertise of our PFAS Experts to ensure that we understand your analytical needs and accomplish your data quality objectives.
PFAS Analytical Methods Supported
With the largest PFAS capacity in North America, Eurofins has committed significant capital to ensuring we are prepared for PFAS projects of any size and scope.
Eurofins Environment Testing offers PFAS testing at seven laboratory locations:
|Sacramento, CA||Knoxville, TN (source air only)|
|Lancaster, PA||Monrovia, CA (drinking water only)|
|Burlington, VT||South Bend, IN (drinking water only)|
We offer the following methods for PFAS analysis:
|EPA 537.1 (Drinking Water)|
|EPA 537 v1.1 (Drinking Water)|
|*EPA 533 (Drinking Water)|
|EPA 537 Modified Isotope Dilution (All aqueous and solid matrices)|
|EPA 537 Modified Isotope Dilution (All aqueous and solid matrices), compliant with QSM Table B-15|
*The laboratories are currently in process of commercializing Method 533
What are PFAS?
Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) or perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), including Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) pictured below, refer to a group of synthetic compounds containing thousands of chemicals formed from fluorinated carbon chains. These C-F bonds are the shortest and strongest bonds in nature, and possess unique lipid- and water-repellent properties which make them beneficial for many commercial and industrial applications. PFAS compounds have been utilized for more than 50 years in products such as leathers, metal plating, paper and packaging, aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) and cleaning products.
PFAS compounds are persistent in the environment and have shown the ability to bioaccumulate and biomagnify in wildlife. Further, PFAS compounds are biologically and chemically stable in the environment and tend to resist environmental degradation processes. As such, they are widely distributed and are found in soil, sediments, groundwater, air and tissue.