Per- and polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) testing
Eurofins PFAS testing helps you manage PFAS risk in your supply chain is launched. Providing comprehensive services including total organic fluorine to confirm the absence of PFAS.
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are a group of thousands of possible substances used to enhance the performance of products like textiles, cooking pans, cosmetics, and paint. PFAS chemicals are highly stable due to their structure and as such persistent in the environment.
PFAS chemicals, also known as forever chemicals, are in the spotlight because of their bio-accumulative behaviour and associated health concerns, with many compounds showing high toxicity and some considered substances of very serious concern according to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). Legislation, NGO activity, industry and consumer pressure are resulting in a widespread control of PFAS in many consumer products, even total bans in some industries.
With such a high number of possible analytes, testing by individual analytes becomes unmanageable and cost-prohibitive. Eurofins PFAS testing is a simple way to screen and test for fluorine within consumer products to provide an indicator of compliance with global PFAS standards. Using state-of-the-art techniques designed specifically for halogen chemistry, Eurofins PFAS testing can be used to determine halogens, Fluorine, Bromine, and Chlorine in a range of substrates including paper and cardboard, textile, and leather.
A single simple test can provide information to determine compliance with a range of halogenated hazardous chemistry standards thereby saving time and money. In addition, Eurofins PFAS testing can help to support marketing claims on the absence of Fluorine or PFAS in product.