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PFAS are a large group of manufactured compounds used in a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications. These chemicals are persistent and resistant to degradation, and as such are widely regarded as ubiquitous in the environment and in humans and wildlife worldwide.
The chemistry of PFAS is unique and challenging. There is currently no consensus on a best method for all matrices but a multitude of varying approaches. This soup of non-standard methods and emerging analytical approaches has left stakeholders with the challenging job of navigating the options that will best meet their objectives. In addition to the analytical challenges, with their widespread distribution and target detection limits in parts per trillion (ppt), there is heightened concern regarding the potential for sample contamination during sampling.
IDFA and the experts at Eurofins were proud to present a webinar reviewing what is available and being utilized today from standard methods to user-defined techniques, as well as available guidance and researcher studies addressing the concerns around sample collection protocols. The webinar also covered review what is unique about a laboratory report for PFAS analysis using methods that many data users may not be as familiar with.