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FAQs REGARDING PFASs ASSOCIATED WITH AFFF USE AT U.S. MILITARY SITES
Field, J., C. Higgins, R. Deeb, and J. Conder.
ESTCP Project 201574-T2, 35 pp, 2017

This brief report summarizes the state of knowledge regarding per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) as related to the use and release of aqueous film forming foams (AFFFs) at U.S. military sites. The document addresses eight frequently asked questions about PFASs and provides citations from the literature that offer more detailed information. In addition to describing the unique structural attributes and uses of PFASs in AFFFs, the report identifies other sources of human and environmental exposure, the environmental media in which PFASs are found, and the factors that control PFASs fate and transport. An overview of currently available characterization and remedial tools is provided in addition to information on the pathways of human and ecological health effects. https://www.serdp-estcp.org/content/download/46353/431598/file/FAQ%20ER-201574%20September%202017.pdf



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