BSK CA ELAP Certified for DoD PFAS Method
BSK Laboratories can now meet all California PFAS analysis and monitoring requirements with our recent DoD ELAP Accreditation.
Our laboratories have performed PFAS analyses for over 8 years. During that time, the laboratory completed thousands of EPA Method 537 analyses while participating in the EPA’s UCMR3 monitoring program as well as Drinking Water analysis by EPA 537.1.
BSK is well versed in reporting and regulatory quality requirements needed for these analytes and we are now ready to accept your groundwater and soil samples.
BSK Certified PFAS compounds
- Drinking Water – EPA 537.1
- Non-potable Water – DoD QSM v. 5.1
- Soils/Solids/Haz Waste – DoD QSM v. 5.1
Drinking water by EPA 533
For more information please contact:
Stephane Maupas (Fresno) – 559-497-2888 x212 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cyndi Moore (Southern California) – 951-295-6123 or email@example.com
Renea Rangell (Pacific Northwest) – 360-750-0055 x405 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Brenda Hamilton (Sacramento) – 916-853-9293 x306 or email@example.com
Not only is BSK’s analytical laboratory certified for PFAS testing, but BSK’s engineering division also has experience in PFAS sampling, investigations, agency negotiations and mitigation. If there are any questions or if our engineering division can be of further assistance please contact Robert “Tony” Martin, PG (CA) at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 853-9293 x.338
Additional PFAS Information Can Also Be Found at:
What Are PFAS?
PFAS are man-made chemicals that include Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), GenX, and several additional chemicals. In fact, PFAS are made up of more than 3,000 man-made chemicals that are largely unregulated.
The U.S. began manufacturing these chemicals during the 1940’s. In 2006, the EPA launched the PFOA Stewardship Program which eliminated the use of several PFAS chemicals. Unfortunately, the U.S. still receives these PFAS compounds from imported goods from around the world.
PFAS are a concern because they do not break down and therefore bio accumulate over time. Furthermore, food, household products, animals, drinking water, and humans have all tested positive for PFAS. In fact, research has indicated that most people have detectable amounts of PFAS in their blood. Additionally, it is believed that everyone, even those who have not consumed drinking water that has been contaminated, will have some exposure to PFAS during their lifetime.
PFAS exposure can lead to many adverse health effects in humans including (but not limited to) thyroid hormone disruption, liver and kidney toxicity, reproductive system and developmental damage, low infant birth weights, harmful effects on the immune system, and several different forms of cancer.
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- Drinking Water Investigative Order:
- Non-Drinking Water Investigative Orders :
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