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EPA Group Plans New PFAS Test Methods As Labs Grapple With Demand

December 06, 2017
An EPA intra-office work group is developing more validated test methods to address a wider array of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) than is currently available. The effort could aid laboratories that face an increasing demand to conduct sampling analysis since the agency issued drinking water advisories for two such substances in 2016 but which are facing backlogs and limited funds. The work group, comprised of representatives from EPA’s Office of Land & Emergency Management (OLEM), Office of Research &...

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