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Global regulatory bodies continue to investigate the prevalence of PFAS compounds due to their toxicity, persistence and widespread use. Initially thought of as inert and potentially “wonder chemicals," their usage in everyday products has been widespread, and it’s estimated that there are now well over 6,000 possible PFAS compounds. 

 

However, human exposure to PFAS residues has been implicated in the incidence of cancer, obesity, endocrine system disruption and other adverse health effects. This exposure can be traced back to their existence in food packaging materials and food processing equipment, air and plants.  

 

To stay ahead of PFAS analysis challenges, testing labs want to know … 

  • What are the sources of known PFAS? How prevalent are unknown PFAS compounds? 
  • How have the definitions of PFAS changed throughout the years, and how can these definitions help identify known and unknown PFAS pollutants? 
  • How can we assess the risks associated with PFAS disposal techniques? 
  • How are other labs adapting to challenges in identifying, analyzing and eliminating PFAS compounds? 
  • How do labs ensure complete analysis of PFAS pollution with GS-MS/MS technologies? 

These are the very questions answered during our recent scientific roundtable called PFAS: Appearing out of thin air? 

In case you missed our September 27 discussion, you may want to tune in to the recording 

 

This session featured three panelists — all experts in the field of PFAS analyses: 

  • Vladimir Nikiforov, Senior Scientist, Norwegian Institute for Air Research 
  • Stephen Jackson, Chemist, US Environmental Protection Agency 
  • Laura Miles, Senior Application Specialist, Markes International 

During the discussion, the panelists covered four hot topics: 

  • The key components of identifying PFAS compounds in the air  
  • Recent changes in PFAS identification and analyses over the past few years 
  • Challenges organizations face when destroying PFAS compounds 
  • What the future looks like for measuring PFAS pollution, including the challenges of eliminating emission risks 

The discussion included an engaging 10-minute Q&A session. 

 

Want to hear the discussion and learn more about recent changes with PFAS analyses? We encourage you to listen to the recording today. 

 

 

Interested in AnalyteGuru blog posts about PFAS?

Turning up the Heat on PFAS with Combustion Ion Chromatography

The Enviromenta-LIST: The Current State of PFAS in Europe

PFAS Extraction from Soil Using Automation to Greatly Improve Results

 

 

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