Fall is here and with it comes the latest edition of Enviro Insights, dedicated to helping unravel some of the mysteries surrounding Per- and Polyfluorined Alkyl Substances (PFAS).  PFAS are receiving more and more attention due to the fact that not only can they be found virtually everywhere, but also because they are known to bioaccumulate and have toxicity to some animals.  In this latest edition, we look to help bring you up to speed on some of the recent developments surrounding the regulatory framework for PFAS and new analytical techniques, as well as provide some helpful information on the history and uses of PFAS and things to consider when dealing with a PFAS contaminated site.  We hope you enjoy this latest issue.

With back-to-school upon us across the country, holidays are a memory, traffic has ramped up and travel delays are all too common throughout our major cities. Maxxam is not immune! With customers in several provinces wondering “will my pick-up be on time…or where is my bottle order delivery…I have a deadline to meet!” Maxxam’s fleet of close to 25 drivers are on the roads daily helping to alleviate that stress.

September 29, 2018 in Fall 2018 - PFAS

Welcome To The Third Edition!

Fall is here and with it comes the latest edition of Enviro Insights, dedicated to helping unravel some of the mysteries surrounding Per- and Polyfluorined Alkyl Substances (PFAS).  PFAS are…
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September 28, 2018 in Articles, Fall 2018 - PFAS

Regulatory Update: PFAS – From Guidance To Regulation

As more toxicological and chemical data are being published supporting widespread PFAS contamination and toxicity of specific compounds, jurisdictions around the world are migrating from provisional guidance values for specific…
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September 27, 2018 in Articles, Fall 2018 - PFAS

Important Considerations When Sampling For PFAS

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September 26, 2018 in Articles, Fall 2018 - PFAS

Practical Sampling Solutions

Due to their unique chemical properties, PFAS have been widely used both commercially and in many industries since the late 1940s. As a result, the presence of PFAS in many…
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September 25, 2018 in Articles, Fall 2018 - PFAS

TOPS Assay – Identifying Potential Future PFAS Liability

While PFAS can be released into the environment directly, there is evidence in the literature to suggest that some may also be formed in situ from the conversion of “precursor”…
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September 24, 2018 in Articles, Fall 2018 - PFAS

PFAS Replacement Compounds

As global production of PFOS and PFOA is eliminated, manufacturers are focused on developing PFAS replacement technologies, including reformulating or substituting longer chain PFAS (e.g. PFOS and PFOA) with shorter-chain…
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September 23, 2018 in Articles, Fall 2018 - PFAS

Building Shelters in El Salvadore

Trustworthy. Engaged. Creative. Results-Oriented. Caring. These are the corporate values that guide Maxxam as an organization, however they are equally applicable in our personal lives. In my instance, they have helped…
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September 22, 2018 in Articles, Fall 2018 - PFAS

Maxxam Launches New Drivers App To Bolster Communication

In keeping with our priority of ensuring a positive Customer Experience, delivering results and honouring our commitment of making Maxxam easier to work with, we recently launched a new tool…
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September 21, 2018 in Articles, Fall 2018 - PFAS

PFAS 2018: The State of the Science

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September 20, 2018 in Articles, Fall 2018 - PFAS

PFAS – Did You Know

Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are referred to as “emerging contaminants”.  A more appropriate term would be emerging contaminants of environmental concern as PFAS have a history that dates…
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September 13, 2018 in Articles, Fall 2018 - PFAS

PFAS Technical Bulletins

Sampling and Analysis for Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) PFAS Replacement Compounds PFAS FAQ PFAS Total Oxidizable Precursors
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