Kempisty DM, Xing Y, Racz L (eds). 2018. Perfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment: Theory, Practice and Innovation. Taylor and Francis CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS), often referred to as per- (and poly) fluorinated compounds (PFCs), have been used for years in many everyday and some lifesaving products. However, their use has been linked to adverse health effects in humans, a problem compounded by their persistence in the environment. This book discusses the various challenges of PFAS in our environment today, including their historical use as well as their chemical and toxicological properties. It also presents robust discussion of analytical challenges and special considerations in sampling. The work goes on to give practical recommendations for dealing with these compounds in today’s dynamic regulatory landscape and includes several chapters on various remediation techniques. The book explores the challenges across the topical areas of regulation and management, toxicology, environmental remediation, and analytical sampling and analysis.Readers will find this text helpful in understanding complexities associated with PFAS and informing management strategies to effectively protect this and future generations. (Excerpted from Taylor and Francis book description.)