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, and pregnancy-related issues.

At York Analytical, we encourage local residents to test their water for PFAS and take action with our expert analysis! Whether you’ve been searching for well water testing in CT or want to understand the significance of NY state water testing, we provide the most reliable and accurate results. 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.

York Labs urges the need for not only well water testing in CT and NY but municipal drinking water as well. We offer five drinking water test options — from our standard water test kit that’s great for general water quality reports, to our platinum water test kit that picks up everything from industrial contaminants to VOCs — we have the perfect test for your drinking water! If you need any help or have questions regarding testing, contact us today.

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 Analytical, you can rest assured that your sample will be tested and reported accurately. How it works is simple, either drop off your samples at a convenient York laboratory 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!