PFAS Science Updates


The scientific community’s understanding of the health and environmental effects of PFAS is evolving at a rapid pace. At the same time, researchers are developing new technologies to assess and remediate PFAS contamination. This section provides the latest updates on developments in PFAS-related science and technology.

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Presumptive Contamination: A New Approach to PFAS Contamination Based on Likely Sources

This report provides a map of presumptive PFAS contamination sites in the United States to identify and prioritize sites for monitoring, regulation, and remediation. Over 57,000 sites were identified, including AFFF discharge sites, industrial facilities that produce or use PFAS, and sites related to PFAS-containing waste.

October 12, 2022 | Environmental Science & Technology Letters