Should I Be Worried About PFAS in My Water?

Everyone in New York and Connecticut needs to be concerned about the ongoing Forever Chemicals crisis. PFAS and other chemicals in our drinking water can cause huge health risks, including respiratory problems, organ diseases, pregnancy-related issues.

At York Labs, we encourage local residents to test their water for PFAS and take action after receiving our expert analysis! Our NELAP Accredited Laboratory has certifications from the departments of health in NY and CT—you can rest assured that our results are accepted by government agencies.


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What is PFAS?

PFAS stands for Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which are a group of man-made substances that include thousands of individual compounds. Unfortunately, PFAS do not break down in the environment as they travel through soils, contaminate drinking water sources, and build up in fish and wildlife. While exposure in people typically occurs by consuming water or food contaminated with PFAS chemicals, it can also occur when using products that contain them.

PFAS Are Everywhere in Our Lives

  • Firefighting foam
  • Pesticides
  • Textiles
  • Cleaning agents
  • Nonstick cookware
  • Polishes
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Food packaging
  • Sunscreen
  • Cosmetics

Who should test for PFAS?

In short, everyone. However, this is especially important if you:

  • Live near a military base or locations with heavy use of firefighting foam.
  • Concerned about nearby industrial contamination or chemical spills.
  • Served by a water utility with known contamination issues.

How it Works

When you test your drinking water with York Labs, you can rest assured that your sample will be tested and reported accurately. Drop off your samples at a convenient York Lab location, or schedule a pick-up. Our standard turnaround time for PFAS testing is 7 to 10 days.

Questions about testing your environment for PFAS? Contact us today!

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