1st lab to check for PFAS in consuming water opens in Maine

The primary laboratory authorised to check consuming water for poisonous “eternally chemical compounds” has opened in Maine, with an intention to cut back the period of time individuals are at the moment ready for outcomes.

Maine Laboratories LLC, positioned within the Somerset County city of Norridgewock, acquired its accreditation from the Maine Laboratory Accreditation Program to research consuming water for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, on Friday, mentioned Lindsay Hammes, the communications director for the Maine Middle for Illness Management and Prevention.

Along with testing for PFAS in public water techniques and personal wells, the lab may also take a look at wastewater, sludge, landfill leachate, soil, animal tissue, milk and different substances, mentioned Katie Richards, the CEO of Maine Laboratories.