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  • Writer's pictureMarc Ziccardi

PFAS Water Testing for Homeowners by Agra Environmental: A Comprehensive Guide

PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of man-made chemicals that have been used in a wide range of products, including nonstick cookware, water-resistant clothing, and firefighting foam. PFAS are known as "forever chemicals" because they do not break down easily in the environment or the human body.



Safe Drinking Water

PFAS have been found in drinking water supplies across the United States, and exposure to PFAS has been linked to several health problems, including cancer, reproductive problems, and developmental delays in children.


If you are a homeowner, it is important to have your water tested for PFAS, especially if you live in an area where PFAS contamination has been reported. Agra Environmental is a state-licensed testing lab that offers comprehensive PFAS water testing services for homeowners.


Why is it important to test your water for PFAS?

PFAS are odorless and tasteless, so you cannot tell if your water is contaminated by simply looking at it or tasting it. The only way to know for sure if your water contains PFAS is to have it tested.


Exposure to PFAS can have several serious health consequences, including:

  • Cancer

  • Reproductive problems

  • Developmental delays in children

  • Immune system suppression

  • Thyroid problems

  • High cholesterol

  • Liver damage

How does Agra Environmental test for PFAS?

Agra Environmental uses EPA-approved methods to test for PFAS in water. The company's experienced technicians will collect a water sample from your home and test it at their state-of-the-art laboratory for analysis.


Drinking Water Test

Agra Environmental tests for a wide range of PFAS compounds. Using the latest technology our testing included the following: PFOS, PFOA, PFNA, HFPO-DA (GenX), PFBS, PFDA, PFDoA, PFHpA, PFHxA, PFHxS, NEtFOSAA, NMeFOSAA, PFTA, PFTrDA, PFUnA,11Cl, 9Cl-PF3ONS, and ADONA.


How long does it take to get PFAS water test results?

Agra Environmental typically provides PFAS water test results within 7-10 business days. If your water sample tests positive for PFAS, the company's technicians will work with you to develop a plan to mitigate your exposure.


What should I do if my water tests positive for PFAS?

If your water tests positive for PFAS, there are several things you can do to mitigate your exposure, including:

  • Install a water filter that is certified to remove PFAS.

  • Drink bottled water.

  • Avoid using contaminated water for cooking or bathing.

  • Contact your local health department for more information and resources.

PFAS water testing is an important step for homeowners to protect themselves and their families from exposure to these harmful chemicals. Agra Environmental is a New Jersey state-licensed testing lab that offers comprehensive PFAS water testing services for homeowners. If you are concerned about PFAS contamination in your drinking water, contact Agra Environmental today to order a test.


Need to have your water tested for PFAS? Agra has been testing water for homeowners and businesses for 25 years. Contact us today: 973-989-0010, or e-mail: rfurrey@agra.us

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