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Summary of FDA Method C-010.01: Determination of 16 Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Food using Liquid ChromatographyTandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)


Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are a diverse group of synthetic organofluorine compounds that have been widely used in industrial applications and consumer products such as non-stick cookware, food packaging, fire-fighting foams, carpeting, apparels and metal plating. PFASs are persistent in the environment and are extremely resistant to degradation due to heat, acids or bases. They are also bioaccumulative in humans and wildlife and are known to cause reproductive and developmental toxicity in laboratory animals and wildlife.

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