What companies can test for the presence of PFOS/PFOA in my firefighting foam?
Dyne currently does not offer any fluorosurfactant identification services. There are a variety of other companies, however, that can test for the presence of fluorosurfactants in firefighting foam.
There are labs accredited by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to test for PFAS by LCMS/MS according to QSM 5.1 Table B-15. The list of these labs can be found through their online portal https://www.denix.osd.mil/edqw/accreditation/accreditedlabs/.
Does Dyne recommend any of these laboratories?
Dyne does not currently recommend any particular laboratory. If you know the lot number of the foam in question, Dyne does suggest first contacting the manufacturer before testing as they may be able to disclose what fluorosurfactants (if any) were used.
More information on this topic can be found through governing bodies such as the NFPA and the EPA, firefighting foam manufacturers, fluorosurfactant manufacturers, and the FFFC.
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