The industrial hygiene specialists at Zimmetry Environmental deliver tests and consulting expert services to recognize PFAS and other chemical hazards to secure personnel, the general public and the atmosphere.

Bayamon, Puerto Rico – WEBWIRE

This previous September, the Governor of California signed a new regulation that bans firefighting foams and personal protecting gear from made up of PFAS commencing in 2022


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Before this 12 months it was documented that the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, the entity liable for operations, administration and upkeep of the Tampa International Airport, filed a lawsuit towards firefighting foam brands. The lawsuit alleges negligence as numerous of the foams comprise “forever chemicals” identified as poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that have contaminated area airports.

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PFAS chemical substances have arrive below rising scrutiny in the latest moments. The Facilities for Disorder Regulate and Avoidance (CDC) states that many chemical compounds in this team, like perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), are a worry due to the fact they do not crack down in the natural environment, can move via soils and contaminate consuming h2o resources, and they construct up (bioaccumulate) in animals. According to the U.S. Environmental Safety Agency (EPA), “At higher concentrations, sure PFAS have been joined to adverse overall health consequences in laboratory animals that may replicate associations concerning exposure to these chemicals and some wellness complications these types of as low birth body weight, delayed puberty onset, elevated cholesterol degrees and reduced immunologic responses to vaccination.”
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In addition to firefighting foams, which have been a main supply of groundwater contamination at airports, military bases and other spots wherever firefighter education requires place, EPA experiences that PFAS can be discovered in:

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  • Food packaged in PFAS-containing components, processed with gear that made use of PFAS or developed in PFAS-contaminated soil or h2o.
  • Professional house items, like stain- and water-repellent fabrics, nonstick products, polishes, waxes, paints and cleansing items.
  • Workplaces, which include manufacturing services or industries (e.g., chrome plating, electronics production or oil restoration) that use PFAS.
  • Consuming water, generally localized and connected with a certain facility (e.g., producer, landfill, wastewater procedure plant, firefighter coaching facility).
  • Dwelling organisms, such as fish, animals and humans.

“In September, the Governor of California signed a new regulation that bans firefighting foams and individual protecting gear from containing PFAS beginning in 2022,” explained Harry Pena, President of Zimmetry Environmental. “Over time, this will most likely be duplicated in other states and territories. Due to PFAS issues, the industrial hygiene and environmental experts at Zimmetry offer screening, checking and consulting expert services to protect personnel, the community and the natural environment from exposures threats to these chemical compounds and numerous other harmful substances. These services are offered in Puerto Rico and in the course of the location.”

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Zimmetry has also sponsored an educational online video about PFAS and exposure threats that can be noticed at: https://youtu.be/skLIprCGeX4

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To find out extra about Zimmetry and their environmental and industrial hygiene testing, compliance and consulting solutions, remember to go to www.zimmetry.com, contact (787) 995.0005 or email [email protected] .
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About Zimmetry Environmental
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Considering the fact that 2002, Zimmetry Environmental has been supplying environmental consulting services to constructing proprietors and managers, architects, engineers, EHS pros and Fortune 500 organizations.  The organization is centered in Puerto Rico and gives providers throughout the Caribbean and Central America.  The industry experts at Zimmetry provide environmental compliance, indoor air quality, asbestos, lead-centered paint, Phase I ESAs and typical environmental consulting companies.

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