Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances

PFAS Analysis

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Why should I be concerned about PFAS?

Public concern in PFAS compounds has significantly increased over the past decade due to their extreme persistence in the environment, ability to migrate from soil to water, ability to bioaccumulate, human and ecotoxicity potential and adverse human health effects. When global production was eliminated, manufacturers turned to developing PFAS replacement compounds, which have many similar physical and chemical properties to their predecessors.

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How do I analyze for PFAS?

There are a variety of criteria that must be taken into consideration when testing for PFAS: the applicable regulatory framework, target compounds, sampling objectives and limitations of certain methods. Bureau Veritas provides full-service analyses for an extensive list of PFAS (including PFOS and PFOA), many of which are known precursor compounds in a diverse range of environmental matrices.

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What is the difference between each PFAS Test Method?

Learn about the advantages and limitations of each test method and which one you should use based on your analytical need.

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US EPA Draft Method 1633

Issued in September 2021, US EPA Method 1633 is the first PFAS method to be released for non-drinking water matrices. Bureau Veritas is accredited for this method, which provides a standardized approach for measuring up to 40 PFAS.

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