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PFAS in the environment

April 17, 2020

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is working with Federal, State, and local partners to monitor and evaluate perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the State’s groundwater and surface waters. PFAS are synthetic chemicals with widespread commercial and industrial use that can take a very long time to break down in the environment and may affect human health. The USGS in New York is working with experts across the Nation to develop and implement rigorous and innovative techniques to detect PFAS at concentrations as low as parts per trillion to help the public understand the spatial distribution and magnitude of PFAS contamination within the environment.

Publication Year 2020
Title PFAS in the environment
DOI 10.3133/gip197
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title General Information Product
Series Number 197
Index ID gip197
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization New York Water Science Center