Planning a PFAS project isn't easy. You need to stay abreast of the latest research as well as proposed and promulgated rules. You need to know how they impact each of your clients. And, you need to have an understanding of PFAS sampling and testing techniques and best practices. We've created this page to be your go-to source for everything PFAS related.
PFAS are a diverse group of compounds resistant to heat, water, and oil. For decades, they have been used in hundreds of industrial applications and consumer products such as carpeting, apparel, upholstery, certain paper food packaging, firefighting foams, and metal plating.
PFAS are bioaccumulative, and can build up in the bloomstream and human tissue. Since at least the 80s, research has found links between PFOS and PFOA (2 common PFAS chemicals) and a number of health problems such as: chronic kidney disease, thyroid issues, certain types of cancers, etc. More recent research is establishing some of the same health issues with many other PFAS compounds, including those intended to replace PFOS and PFOA.
Your PFAS-related projects likely involve one or more of these types of clients. Click on the icons to learn more about their specific concerns.
Most of the current regulatory activity and media attention focuses on drinking water, but PFAS contamination can be found across a wide range of matrices.
To create a successful PFAS project plan, you need to gather information from your client. We've compiled a list of essential questions to ask when planning a PFAS project. We also provide insights into how your clients' responses can impact your project plans.
Hopefully, your client has shared their regulatory concerns during your discovery sessions. Still, it never hurts to brush up on the myriad of PFAS health advisories, regulations, guidance, and proposals.
Visit our PFAS Regulations page to learn more about the latest actions.
Due to the potential presence of PFAS in many of the products and equipment used to collect samples, special care must be taken. Our sampling guide can help you fine-tune your PFAS Project Plan to avoid sample contamination.
Let us help you navigate the current PFAS technical and regulatory landscape. Our experts are available to customize a webinar to address these issues as well as any concerns or questions for your team.
Pace Analytical® offers the only certified mobile lab in the industry capable of analyzing PFAS in the single digit, parts-per-trillion range. We can often provide same-day results and fully defensible data at a lower cost than expedited services at other labs.
Download our PFAST® data sheet to learn more about our mobile lab capabilities.
Pace Analytical® has been an industry leader in persistent organic pollutant testing for over three decades, and we were one of the first commercial laboratories to analyze for PFAS compounds.
Pace maintains certifications and accreditations in every state that offers or requires them. We're also certified/accredited by NELAC, ISO, the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Department of Energy (DOE).
The Pace Rapid Response Team can quickly respond to any emergency. Our team will coordinate sample container delivery, assist with technical information needed onsite, and ensure samples are delivered as quickly as possible to the appropriate Pace laboratory. In many cases, we can provide PFAS results in as little as 24 hours.
Our mobile lab is the only certified mobile lab in the industry capable of analyzing PFAS in the single-digit, parts-per-trillion range. This lab can identify PFAS plumes and source areas and provide fully defensible data, often with same-day results and at a lower cost than expedited services at other labs.