Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of persistent and harmful chemicals that can be commonly found in the environment globally. These anthropogenic chemicals can come from various sources such as manufacturing, industrial applications, food contact materials and consumer products, and eventually end up and accumulate in the water, soil and living organisms. With concerns rising quickly about the health risks associated with PFAS exposure, it is important to ensure proper monitoring of these chemicals.
Resources on PFAS Analysis
Provides Methods for Analyzing Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Drinking Water According to EPA Methods 533 and 537.1
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) has standardized two methods for the analysis of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in drinking water: EPA Method 537.1 and 533, encompassing a total of 29 PFAS. These methods were used as reference for creating a vetted LC/MS/MS Method Package for Analyzing PFAS in Drinking Water. This method package includes ready-to-use analytical conditions for EPA Methods 533 and 537.1, examples of analytical procedures for the methods, and various other information, such as precautions for sample preparation and analysis. Using this product, 52 PFAS compounds* in drinking water can be analyzed.
Handbook of Analysis Procedures
Other Links on the PFAS