PFAS regulations and testing solutions for consumer products
The recent surge of regulatory action to address the presence of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl) seems to be showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. The rate that regulations are being introduced is so fast, in fact, that traditional PFAS compliance testing methods will soon become unable to meet the needs of the supply chain.
This is especially true when it comes to PFAS chemicals affecting product categories such as apparel, furniture, outdoor products, and fabric treatments.
Until recently, PFAS analysis from testing has been primarily through liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry (LCMS/MS) on a targeted subset of PFAS.
The focus has now shifted to developing and validating lower-cost alternatives that provide a more comprehensive measure of total PFAS impact. This includes methods for quantitatively screening for total fluorine (TF) and total organic fluorine (TOF) as an indicator of total PFAS contamination, followed by targeted PFAS testing where required.
Join our sustainable chemistry experts for this 45-minute webinar.
What you will gain by watching this free webinar
- Recent regulatory updates concerning PFAS and how to maintain compliance
- The typical PFAS testing process for consumer products
- Eurofins’ approach to PFAS testing using Total Fluorine (TF) and Total Organic Fluorine (TOF)
Your sustainable chemistry expert presenters
Dr Victoria Addy | Chief Technical Officer, Eurofins Sustainability Services
Victoria joined Eurofins | BLC in 1992 after obtaining a BSc (Hons) in Biology, before gaining a PhD in Biochemistry. Now Chief Technical Officer for Eurofins Sustainability Services, Victoria oversees sustainable chemistry, biomaterials, leather and novel material development for consumer products, specialising in chemical compliance and supply chain regulatory support.
David Hong | Senior Regulatory Technician, Eurofins SL-TH Regulatory Services
After attending Suffolk University Law School and being admitted to the Massachusetts and New York Bar, David has more than 12 years of experience in the field of consumer product regulations in North American and Asian markets, with a special focus and expertise in the US market. He provides regulatory and technical support to clients across consumer industries, including textiles, chemicals, toys and hardlines.