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Per - and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

PFAS are a diverse group of compounds resistant to heat, water, and oil. For decades, PFAS has been used in hundreds of industrial applications and consumer products across the globe including carpeting, apparel, upholstery, food paper wrappings, fire-fighting foams, and metal plating.

There are numerous reasons why PFAS issues and concerns lead to confusion about how to deal with potential contamination:

  • Absence of federal regulations that are now evolving.
  • Non-uniformity of state regulation, standards, and guidance values
  • Non-uniformity of test methods
  • Lack of test methods for matrices other than drinking water
  • Variety of compound lists
  • Thousands of PFAS compounds
  • Low detection limits vs contaminated matrices
  • Ultra-restrictive field sampling guidance

Pace can help cut through the confusion and provide the data you need, quickly.

PFAS Experience

Pace Analytical® is the largest American-owned environmental laboratory company with PFAS capabilities. We have been conducting persistent organic pollutant testing for over three decades and were one of the first commercial laboratories to analyze PFAS compounds. Today we are recognized for providing PFAS testing for a variety of matrices.

Through our national laboratory network, Pace offers PFAS testing at multiple fixed-base labs and is the only company to offer:

PFAST® Mobile PFAS Lab Service

Pace Analytical®offers the only certified mobile lab in the industry capable of analyzing PFAS in the single digit, parts-per-trillion range. This means Pace can identify PFAS plumes and source areas with fully defensible data and often, with same-day results and at a lower cost than expedited services at other labs. Learn more about our PFAST® Mobile PFAS Lab Service here.

Rapid Response Service

Pace can quickly mobilize a team to provide PFAS testing in support of emergency responders and/or specific client needs. A Rapid Response team can be up and running within hours and provide around-the-clock services by leveraging one, or multiple resources across the Pace laboratory network.

Given our depth of experience, our services have evolved as PFAS laboratory methods - and the increasing list of PFAS compounds - grows and changes.

PFAS Certifications

Pace Analytical is certified in every state and territory that offers a certification for PFAS analysis. Many states do not yet have PFAS certification available, and Pace adds them as they are made available. Pace is also recognized for its PFAS analysis by the following bodies:

  • A2LA
  • Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • ISO

PFAS Expertise

Request a PFAS technical webinar, live presentation, or more information on Pace PFAS testing capabilities: contact us

PFAS Exposure

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reported that there is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse health outcomes in humans and has initiated its first-ever national communication and action plan to address the issue. Recent documentaries on the subject, as well as the release of the movie, Dark Waters, have heightened public concern about PFAS.

PFAS Resources

PFAS State Field Sampling Guidance and Standard Operating Procedures

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