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.
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.
With the EPA proposing to designate certain PFAS as hazardous substances under CERCLA and RCRA, including PFAS in your site assessments is more important than ever. Pace® partners with environmental consultants to help them develop a comprehensive ESA program that can limit their clients’ liability concerns. If testing is required, we offer testing services across a variety of matrices that may be impacted by industrial activity, including waste materials, industrial and consumer products, AFFF, sludge and biosolids, soil, sediment, ash, groundwater, surface water, wastewater, landfill leachate, and local biota.
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.
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.
We’re certified/accredited by NELAC, ISO, DOD, DOE, and in every state with a PFAS lab certification program.
For emergencies, our Rapid Response Team can provide defensible results in as little as 24 hours.
We are committed to helping our customers advance their important work through building strong relationships, delivering upon expectations, and providing exceptional customer service.
We can test for PFAS in both solid and aqueous matrices, including potable and non-potable waters, soils, and biota.
We’re on the leading edge of science, working with EPA, DOD, ASTM, and others to develop new methods for analyzing PFAS.