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The U.S. Environmental Defense Company (EPA) a short while ago announced it was supporting environmental businesses in Kansas and Nebraska with technological and/or financial help to enable the states evaluate the extent of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination at several web pages. These sites incorporate airports, due to the fact PFAS have been used in quick-performing firefighting items, like fireplace-combating foams uncovered at armed service and civilian airports.

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The EPA reviews that airports and navy installations that use firefighting foams are one particular of the principal sources of PFAS having into the setting. Drinking water contamination around these web sites is a severe challenge as the company goes on to point out that ingesting water can be a source of publicity in communities the place these substances have contaminated drinking water materials. Contamination is commonly localized and linked with a certain facility, these as an airfield.

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PFAS are gentleman-produced substances that have come underneath elevated scrutiny in the latest yrs simply because several chemical compounds in this group do not readily split down in the natural environment and can build up in animals, which include people. There is evidence according to the EPA that publicity to some of these chemicals may possibly bring about a wide variety of health considerations.

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“Fortunately, there are checks out there to identify if certain PFAS chemicals are current in consuming drinking water or other potable water sources,” explained Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “At EMSL, we are pleased to give this type of water screening for these chemical substances from samples, from around 50 percent the states in the nation, like Kansas and Nebraska.”

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EMSL has also sponsored an educational online video about PFAS and probable publicity pitfalls that can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/skLIprCGeX4.

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To learn much more about this or to request a PFAS sampling kit for states wherever EMSL is accepting samples from, please visit www.EMSL.com, phone (800) 220-3675 or email  [email protected] .

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About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
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EMSL Analytical is a single of the leading tests laboratories with 46 areas all through the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally identified and domestically concentrated service provider specializing in quickly laboratory outcomes for mould, microbes, Legionella, USP 797, pathogens, asbestos, direct, soot, char & ash from fires, VOC’s, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air excellent, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food items, beverage & consumer products and solutions and product testing companies for the identification of mysterious substances. EMSL expert services both of those experts and the common public. EMSL maintains an considerable list of accreditations from major corporations as perfectly as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA-LAP, LLC (AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC IHLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting companies. Make sure you go to our web-site at www.EMSL.com for a full listing of accreditations. In addition, EMSL carries a extensive range of Sampling Gear and Investigative Merchandise for environmental specialists.

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