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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:
- Health Risks: Prolonged exposure to elevated levels of PFAS in drinking water has been associated with several adverse health effects, including cancer.
- 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.
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.
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.