Assessing Potential Drinking Water Contamination Due to PFAS Use at Airports

&#13 &#13 The U.S. Environmental Protection Company (EPA) recently announced it was supporting environmental agencies

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Company (EPA) recently announced it was supporting environmental agencies in Kansas and Nebraska with technical and/or financial assistance to support the states assess the extent of for each- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination at numerous web sites. These sites incorporate airports, given that PFAS have been utilized in quickly-acting firefighting products, which includes hearth-battling foams discovered at military and civilian airports.

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The EPA reviews that airports and armed service installations that use firefighting foams are one particular of the principal sources of PFAS finding into the environment. Drinking water contamination in the vicinity of these web sites is a severe problem as the company goes on to condition that ingesting water can be a supply of exposure in communities in which these chemical substances have contaminated h2o provides. Contamination is typically localized and involved with a precise facility, such as an airfield.

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PFAS are person-produced substances that have arrive underneath enhanced scrutiny in recent many years mainly because several chemicals in this group do not easily crack down in the surroundings and can build up in animals, such as human beings. There is evidence in accordance to the EPA that exposure to some of these substances may cause a assortment of wellbeing worries.

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“Fortunately, there are exams offered to figure out if particular PFAS chemical compounds are current in consuming water or other potable water sources,” claimed Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “At EMSL, we are happy to offer you this form of drinking water screening for these substances from samples, from more than 50 % the states in the nation, such as Kansas and Nebraska.”

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EMSL has also sponsored an instructional online video about PFAS and potential publicity pitfalls that can be found at: https://youtu.be/skLIprCGeX4.

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To master additional about this or to ask for a PFAS sampling package for states where by EMSL is accepting samples from, remember to visit www.EMSL.com, get in touch with (800) 220-3675 or email  [email protected] .

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