PFAS Testing

PFAS Testing

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Why Perform PFAS Testing on your Water?

PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) chemicals are present in the bloodstream of nearly every human on the planet. They are omnipresent because they are used in various products such as non-stick pans, furniture, waterproof coats, makeup and much more. They are incredibly useful because they resist oil, water and grease.

They are often referred to as “forever chemicals” because they are highly persistent in the environment and can accumulate in the human body. PFAS chemicals are composed of carbon and fluorine atoms bonded together in strong, stable chains.

PFAS chemicals can be health-damaging when they exceed a limit of 0.5 µg/L and limits for 16 individual PFAS of 0.1 µg/L (EPA). They restructure cell barriers and have been linked to diseases such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and kidney, testicular, prostate, breast, liver, and ovarian cancers.

They are also undetectable by the human senses. These “forever chemicals” are difficult to remove from drinking water, needing to be exposed to extremely high temperatures for 2 seconds. Even boiling your water is not sufficient.

The best way to check for PFAS chemicals is through a laboratory test. That’s where our PFAS Testing package comes in.

What effect does PFAS have when found in drinking water?

When PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) are found in drinking water, it can have several potential health effects and environmental consequences:

  1. Health Risks: Prolonged exposure to elevated levels of PFAS in drinking water has been associated with several adverse health effects, including cancer.
  2. Environmental Impact: PFAS can persist in the environment for extended periods, and their presence in drinking water can lead to ecological and environmental concerns. PFAS contamination can affect aquatic ecosystems, potentially harming aquatic life and disrupting food chains.

Dinking Water

Recommended For 

PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) testing is recommended for various stakeholders, including:

  1. General Public: Individuals concerned about the quality of their drinking water or those living in areas with potential PFAS contamination should consider PFAS testing to ensure the safety of their water supply.
  2. Local Authorities: Municipalities and local governments responsible for public water supplies should conduct regular PFAS testing to monitor and manage water quality. This helps ensure compliance with regulations and protect the health of their communities.
  3. Businesses: Companies that use PFAS-containing materials or chemicals in their operations should perform PFAS testing to assess potential environmental impacts and ensure compliance with environmental regulations.
  4. Manufacturers: Manufacturers of products that historically used PFAS compounds, such as non-stick cookware, stain-resistant fabrics, or firefighting foam, may need to conduct PFAS testing to assess their products’ safety and environmental impact.
  5. Environmental Agencies: Regulatory bodies and environmental agencies should conduct PFAS testing as part of their efforts to monitor and manage environmental contamination and protect natural resources.
  6. Health Professionals: Medical professionals may recommend PFAS testing for individuals with suspected PFAS exposure, especially in areas with known contamination, to assess potential health risks and provide appropriate medical guidance.

PFAS testing is essential for identifying and addressing PFAS contamination in water sources and ensuring that water supplies meet safety standards and regulatory requirements. It is a critical step in safeguarding public health and the environment from the potential adverse effects of PFAS exposure.

How is testing performed?

We Can Do It For You In 3 Easy Steps – Simple. Clear. Accurate

Simple – order the test you need, and we will post your testing kit.

Clear – follow the instructions, collect the sample and post it back to us or drop it into our Farranfore facility.

Accurate – easy-to-understand results will be sent to you by email within ten days. If you prefer, you can pick up and drop off the water sample or request a home/office visit with one of our specialists. Clear doesn’t mean clean.


Our Mission

At Southern Scientific Services’ testing facility, our experienced specialists are skilled in various disciplines, including PFAS testing. Our mission is to ensure the most up-to-date environmental services and solutions tailored precisely to your needs. Our state-of-the-art laboratories are fully equipped to provide accurate scientific results.

Our PFAS Testing includes these Substances.

Perfluoroalkyl carboxylic acids,  Perfluoroalkyl sulfonates, Perfluorooctane sulfonamide, Perfluorooctane sulfonamido acetic acids, Perfluorooctane sulfonamido ethanols, Fluorotelomer sulfonates.

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