This article published in Water & Wastes Digest discusses how PFAS contamination is ubiquitous on our planet, and how in situ colloidal activated carbon (CAC) remedial approaches are eliminating PFAS risk.
- From the arctic to your blood, PFAS are ubiquitous on our planet
- While exposure to PFAS in everyday items is becoming increasingly well known, new information continues to surface pointing to some of the more surprising places PFAS can be found, from the far away to the very local
- Colloidal activated carbon (CAC) treatment works by intercepting contaminants that move naturally through established groundwater pathways
When introduced to the marketplace in the early 1950’s due to features like oil and water repellency, flame retardancy, and general indestructibility, PFAS have been used in industrial and product manufacturing for at least eight decades. Their seemingly ubiquitous usage in a wide range of consumer products and frequent daily contact with these “forever chemicals” is assured for most people. For instance, PFAS is found in carpets and upholstery, cosmetic and personal hygiene products such as dental floss and makeup, food wrappers and carry-out containers, water resistant shoes and clothing, and cookware. While exposure to PFAS in these everyday items is becoming increasingly well known, new information continues to surface pointing to some of the more surprising places PFAS can be found, from the far away to the very local.
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About the Author:
PFAS Program Manager, REGENESIS
Ryan Moore has 20 years of experience as an environmental project manager and laboratory account executive relating to multimedia contamination sites throughout the U.S. His experience focused on site investigations of soil and groundwater contamination, corrective action evaluations, operation & maintenance of remediation systems, large soil removal remedial projects, in situ groundwater and soil treatment, vapor intrusion assessments, environmental laboratory operations such as QA/QC evaluations, data interpretations, and business development. Ryan holds a B.S. of Environmental Studies from Manchester College, North Manchester, IN.