PFAS 360: Analytical Challenges & Risk Assessment Update Workshop
Join us for PFAS 360: Analytical Challenges & Risk Assessment Update Workshop, Wednesday, March 24, 2021, during the 30th Annual International Conference on:
Soil, Water, Energy, and Air by the AEHS Foundation
Over the last several years, significant media attention has been focused on the detection of PFAS in the environment, and particularly in potable water supplies. Because of the public outcry regarding these compounds in the environment, regulatory agencies are compelled to issue orders or otherwise mandate the collection and analysis of environmental samples for an ever-growing list of PFAS. However, a US EPA method is only available for drinking water, leaving commercial laboratories to their devices to develop their own methods, some very good and other not so much, resulting in extraordinary data‑comparability issues, not to mention serious issues with regulatory accreditation process.
While the technology (and reference materials) is available to measure up to 38 PFAS (and the list keeps growing), the scarcity of reliable toxicity studies for many PFAS has hampered the application of definitive risk assessment. Finally, as PFAS have been dubbed by the media as “Forever Compounds,” the persistent nature of PFAS has created interesting challenges for remediating environmental media.