NASF Releases PFAS Sampling and Analysis Plan
Concerns over the past and current use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and their potential impacts continue to increase nationwide. The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF, Washington, D.C.) engaged Dr. Janet Anderson of GSI Environmental Inc. (Houston, Texas) to develop a PFAS sampling and analysis plan (SAP) for the surface finishing industry. This SAP includes the best practices for collecting and analyzing PFAS samples from surface finishing operations.
According to the NASF, the term PFAS includes hundreds of different chemical compounds with a variety of chemical structures that may pose different levels of potential risks to human health and the environment. It is critically important to follow the best practices in this SAP for PFAS to minimize inaccurate and misleading test results due to the chemical nature of PFAS, the broad use of PFAS, and the very low levels of PFAS that regulatory agencies have targeted.
The NASF is making this SAP available for anyone in the surface finishing industry that needs to sample for PFAS. You can download the SAP here. Additional resources on PFAS are available on the NASF website's PFAS Resource Center at nasf.org/pfas.
This post is courtesy of the Products Finishing and National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) media partnership. Visit nasf.org.
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