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PFAS Technical Update: AFFF for firefighting

The latest research indicates that per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may have potential adverse human health and environmental impacts. This has resulted in the creation of health-based standards, including mandatory state orders for various entities requiring investigation of potential PFAS contamination. The regulatory climate is evolving as the scientific and regulatory communities continue to learn about PFAS and their environmental and health impacts.

To make informed decisions about if, when, and how to investigate, manufacturers will need to understand the use of PFAS in their operations, including technical and historical details. Haley & Aldrich’s PFAS Technical Updates will help you stay informed.

Experts consider the use of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) for firefighting to be one of the most common sources of PFAS released to the environment. AFFF is typically applied repeatedly during firefighting training and has been discharged to the ground surface over several decades, often without full containment or wastewater management. To learn more about the science of this emerging challenge, read our PFAS Technical Update: AFFF for firefighting.

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