The Dangers of PFAs and How to Avoid Them

Written by Economic Development Jobs on June 20, 2018. Posted in Groundwater remediation equipment, Hazardous waste management, Waste water treatment

It’s important to be aware of PFAs. In many cases, PFAs are often found where contaminated waste sites exist. Statistics show that over 80% of extremely hazardous waste sites throughout the United States have negatively impacted the quality of nearby water sources. It’s understandable to feel confused about these materials and their overall impact on the environment. In this post, you’ll learn about PFAs and where these substances are most commonly found.

Learning About PFAs

PFAs are perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl materials. Within this group of substances, there are also PFOs and PFOA. Throughout history, PFAs have been created as the result of various processes. You’ll find that PFAs occur naturally within the environment. In addition, PFAs can be released into the environment through the waste of industrial efforts.