Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Integrated Science Team

Advanced Measurement Methods

Advanced Measurement  Methods

The Team is developing advanced methods to examine and analyze PFAS in water, plasma, sediment, tissues, and passive samplers.

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Nationwide Occurrence

Nationwide Occurrence

The Team is planning National scale reconnaissance studies to examine and analyze PFAS transmission in drinking water and fish tissues near known sources: 

 

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Transport, Exposure, and Effects

Transport, Exposure, and Effects

The Team is studying PFAS transport, exposure, and biological effects along a “source to receptor” pathway in ecosystems/watersheds/aquifers.

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Science Center Objects

Increasing scientific and public awareness of the widespread distribution of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in U.S. drinking-water supplies, aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, wildlife, and humans has raised many public health and resource management questions that U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) science can inform.  The USGS Environmental Health Program's PFAS Integrated Science Team focuses their research on building analytical capacity to measure PFAS and determining the exposure to and potential effects of PFAS mixtures on ecosystems, and the services they provide. The team collaborates with external partners to accomplish their goals.