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PFAS, PFNA, PFOS, PFOA and GenX Testing

PFAS - PERFLUOROALKYL AND POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES
including PFNA, PFOS, PFOA and GenX in Drinking Water
 
Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and many other chemicals. PFAS have been manufactured and used in a variety of industries around the globe, including in the United States since the 1940s. PFOA and PFOS have been the most extensively produced and studied of these chemicals. Both chemicals are very persistent in the environment and in the human body – meaning they don’t break down and they can accumulate over time. There is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse human health effects.

PFAS can be found in:
 
  • Food packaged in PFAS-containing materials, processed with equipment that used PFAS, or grown in PFAS-contaminated soil or water.

  • Commercial household products, including stain- and water-repellent fabrics, nonstick products, polishes, waxes, paints, cleaning products, and fire-fighting foams (a major source of groundwater contamination at airports and military bases where firefighting training occurs).

  • Workplace, including production facilities or industries (e.g., chrome plating, electronics manufacturing or oil recovery) that use PFAS.

  • Drinking water, typically localized and associated with a specific facility (e.g., manufacturer, landfill, wastewater treatment plant, firefighter training facility).

  • Living organisms, including fish, animals and humans, where PFAS have the ability to build up and persist over time.

Certain PFAS chemicals are no longer manufactured in the United States as a result of phase outs including the PFOA Stewardship Program in which eight major chemical manufacturers agreed to eliminate the use of PFOA and PFOA-related chemicals in their products and as emissions from their facilities. Although PFOA and PFOS are no longer manufactured in the United States, they are still produced internationally and can be imported into the United States in consumer goods such as carpet, leather and apparel, textiles, paper and packaging, coatings, rubber and plastics.


For more information, please call our dedicated water program number at 888-831-1079 or email water@emsl.com.

 
Drinking Water Package Options by Compounds 
 
  • EMSL Test Code: C-PFNA
    Methods offered: EPA 537, EPA 537.1
    • PFNA (Perfluorononanoic acid)

  • EMSL Test Code: C-PFOA
    Methods offered: EPA 537, EPA 537.1
    • PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid)

  • EMSL Test Code: C-PFOS
    Methods offered: EPA 537, EPA 537.1
    • PFOS (Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid)

  • EMSL Test Code: C-PFAS 3
    Methods offered: EPA 537, EPA 537.1
    • PFNA (Perfluorononanoic acid)
    • PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid)
    • PFOS (Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid)

  • EMSL Test Code: C-PFAS 14
    Methods offered: EPA 537, EPA 537.1
    • PFUnA (Perfluoroundecanoic acid)
    • NEtFOSAA (N-ethyl perfluorooctanesulfonamidoacetic acid)
    • NMeFOSAA (N-methyl perfluorooctanesulfonamidoacetic acid)
    • PFBS (Perfluorobutanesulfonic acid)
    • PFDA (Perfluorodecanoic acid)
    • PFDoA (Perfluorododecanoic acid)
    • PFHpA (Perfluoroheptanoic acid) 
    • PFHxS (Perfluorohexanesulfonic acid)
    • PFHxA (Perfluorohexanoic acid)
    • PFNA (Perfluorononanoic acid)
    • PFOS (Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid)
    • PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid)
    • PFTA (Perfluorotetradecanoic acid)
    • PFTrDA (Perfluorotridecanoic acid)

  • EMSL Test Code: C-PFAS 18
    Method offered: EPA 537.1
    • PFUnA (Perfluoroundecanoic acid)
    • NEtFOSAA (N-ethyl perfluorooctanesulfonamidoacetic acid)
    • NMeFOSAA (N-methyl perfluorooctanesulfonamidoacetic acid)
    • PFBS (Perfluorobutanesulfonic acid)
    • PFDA (Perfluorodecanoic acid)
    • PFDoA (Perfluorododecanoic acid)
    • PFHpA (Perfluoroheptanoic acid)
    • PFHxS (Perfluorohexanesulfonic acid)
    • PFHxA (Perfluorohexanoic acid)
    • PFNA (Perfluorononanoic acid)
    • PFOS (Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid)
    • PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid)
    • PFTA (Perfluorotetradecanoic acid)
    • PFTrDA (Perfluorotridecanoic acid)
    • PFUnA (Perfluoroundecanoic acid)
    • 11Cl-PF3OUdS (11-chloroeicosafluoro-3-oxaundecane-1-sulfonic acid)
    • 9Cl-PF3ONS (9-chlorohexadecafluoro-3-oxanone-1-sulfonic acid)
    • ADONA (4,8-dioxa-3H-perfluorononanoic acid)
    • GenX, Hexafluoropropylene oxide dimer acid HFPO-DA

 

 

Full list of services provided for PFAS, PFOS, PFOA, PFNA Testing ( click for details )
Laboratories providing PFAS, PFOS, PFOA, PFNA Testing ( click for details )
Ann Arbor, MI - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-4Atlanta, GA - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-1Baton Rouge, LA - NVLAP Lab Code 200375-0Beltsville, MD - NVLAP Lab Code 200293-0Boston, MA - NVLAP Lab Code 101147-0Buffalo, NY - NVLAP Lab Code 200056-0Calgary, Alberta - NVLAP Lab Code 500100-0Carle Place, NY - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-10Charlotte, NC - NVLAP Lab Code 200841-0Chicago, IL - NVLAP Lab Code 200399-0Corporate - Cinnaminson, NJ - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-0Dallas, TX - NVLAP Lab Code 600111-0Denver, CO - NVLAP Lab Code 200828-0EMSL Canada - Montreal -- Quebec - NVLAP Lab Code 201052-0EMSL Canada -- Toronto - NVLAP Lab Code 200877-0EMSL Canada Inc. -- Ottawa - NVLAP Lab Code 201040-0Fort Lauderdale - NVLAP Lab Code 500085-0Houston, TX - NVLAP Lab Code 102106-0Huntington Beach, CA - NVLAP Lab Code 101384-0Indianapolis, IN - NVLAP Lab Code 200188-0Inland Empire, CA - NVLAP Lab Code 600239-0Kernersville, NC - NVLAP Lab Code 102104-0Las Vegas, NV - NVLAP Lab Code 600140-0Miami, FL - NVLAP Lab Code 200204-0Minneapolis, MN - NVLAP Lab Code 200019-0New York, NY - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-9Orlando, FL - NVLAP Lab Code 101151-0Pasadena, CA - NVLAP Lab Code 200232-0Phoenix, AZ - NVLAP Lab Code 200811-0Piscataway, NJ - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-2Plymouth Meeting, PA - NVLAP Lab Code 200699-0Raleigh, NC - NVLAP Lab Code 200671-0Rochester, NY - NVLAP Lab Code 600183-0S. Portland, ME - NVLAP Lab Code 500094-0Salem, NH - NVLAP Lab Code 201051-0San Diego, CA - NVLAP Lab Code 200855-0San Leandro, CA - NVLAP Lab Code 101048-3Seattle, WA - NVLAP Lab Code 200613-0St. Louis, MO - NVLAP Lab Code 200742-0Tampa, FL - NVLAP Lab Code 600215-0Vancouver, BC - NVLAP Lab Code 201068-0Wallingford, CT - NVLAP Lab Code 200700-0West Palm Beach, FL - NVLAP Lab Code 600206-0Weymouth, MA - NVLAP Lab Code 600217-0
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