08 / 02 / 2021 | Craig Butt
Aqueous film-forming foams (AFFFs) are used to extinguish petroleum-based fires, especially at airports and military bases. Despite all the life-saving benefits of AFFFs, however, PFAS in the foams have contaminated drinking water supplies around the world. The PFAS from these foams have been difficult to quantify because there are many different product formulations, and most of them are proprietary.
“[T]he EPA method only captures less than 1% of the total PFAS that are present in these [contemporary] AFFFs.”