PFAS Sampling Recommendations

11 July 2024


“Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are a group of manufactured chemicals that move easily through the environment through surface water runoff and leaching to groundwater. Once in the environment, PFAS has a long half-life. Low concentrations of PFAS are found in Australia, and across the globe. We continue to assess ambient concentrations of PFAS present in the environment across the state. This helps us to better understand the distribution and concentration of PFAS in the environment.”

From EPA Victoria website. 


PFAS Sampling Supply Recommendations:

  • Nitrile Glove
  • HDPE Tubing
  • Liquinox
  • HDPE HydraSleeve
  • Foot Valves
  • Surge Blocks
  • Bailer Cords
  • Bailers
  • Inline Filters
  • HDPE Bladders

PFAS Sampling Equipment Recommendations:

There is worldwide concern about PFAS because they:

  • Are widely used.
  • Stay in the environment for a long time.
  • Move easily through animals, water, and land.
  • Can build up in animals and people.

Sampling to monitor PFAS levels is extremely important. We currently do not know everything about how PFAS impacts human health, this is why a precautionary approach is necessary and sampling is part of that.