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Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
The Environmental, Food, and Cosmetic industries currently face a major challenge in managing Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), which were found in drinkable water and can cause adverse health effects if not properly managed. Averica offers analyses that allow pharmaceutical companies to verify if their products and purified water contain common PFAS, evaluate the risk associated with these undesirable substances, and ensure patient safety.
What are PFAS?
Per- and Poly- FluoroAlkyl Substances (PFAS) are chemical structurally related organic compounds that have a fluorinated carbon chain structure. They are synthetic chemicals with high chemical and thermal stability that can repel water and oils. These human-made chemicals are used in a wide range of consumer and industrial products. They are known as the “forever chemicals” as they do not easily breakdown.
PFAS persist in the environment and can accumulate over time. Some types of PFAS have been shown to accumulate in human bodies causing serious health effects. Below is a list of PFAS that were detected in humans. https://www.fda.gov/food/environmental-contaminants-food/and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances-pfas
PFAS have been used for many decades, but the technology and resources to test for them only became available in recent years. As a result, we are now able to measure their presence at very low concentrations.
These substances could be found on firefighting foams, textiles (carpets, furniture, and clothing), cosmetics and food packaging materials are common sources of exposure to certain substances.
Through all the world, legislative bodies are leveraging tools to:
Averica: Optimized screening procedures for detecting PFAS
Get the best of both worlds when it comes to testing for PFAS compounds – speed and accuracy. With Averica’s PFAS testing, you’ll get optimized screening procedures that can detect PFOA and PFOS at sub-ppt levels, with minimized background interference. And our experienced scientists will provide custom solutions to meet your individual needs. Trust Averica to give you the assurance and confidence you need when it comes to detecting these unlikely compounds in your products.
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