Article | May 15, 2018

PFAS Contamination Continues To Be An Issue Of Concern

Source: KLa Systems

A couple of weeks ago, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt called PFAS groundwater contamination “a national priority” and pledged action at an EPA national PFAS leadership summit.

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that include perfluoroctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluoro-octanesulfonate (PFOS), GenX, and many other chemicals. They can be found in a variety of products such as food packaging, nonstick household products and fire-fighting foams, having been manufactured and used in the United States since the 1940s.