Finding data on PFAS is not always easy. The PFAS Data Hub puts links to searchable databases with information on PFAS at your fingertips. Some databases provide a filter or search function for the term ‘PFAS’, while in others, you may need to use terms like "fluor" or "PFC".

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Chemical Inventories

US EPA CompTox Chemical Lists

A list of lists relevant to PFAS including which PFAS have recognized methods for testing, PFAS without explicit structures, PFAS detected in fluorinated HDPE containers, and more.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Comprehensive Global Database of PFAS

An XLSX file that includes 4,730 PFAS that contain at least one perfluoroalkyl moiety, compiled from several other government lists. It supplies basic chemical information, production volume, regulatory status, and other information.

Food Packaging Forum Food Contact Chemicals Database

Contains >10,000 intentionally added food contact chemicals used globally, with hazard and regulatory information included where available. Compiled from regulatory lists and industry inventories. 

US National Institutes of Health PubChem

Provides structural information, names and identifiers, chemical/physical/experimental properties, and spectral information, as well as safety, hazard, and toxicity information for nearly all chemicals.

US National Institutes of Health ChemID Plus

Provides access to the structure and nomenclature authority files used for the identification of over 400,000 chemical substances cited in National Library of Medicine (NLM) databases. ChemIDplus also has structure searching, toxicity data, and direct links to resources at NLM, federal agencies, U.S. states, and scientific sites.

Norman Network Database System

Organises various web-based databases for the collection and evaluation of data on emerging substances in the environment. TIP: Several databases contain PFAS, including the Suspect List Exchange and Chemical Occurrence Data.

US EPA CompTox Chemicals Dashboard

Information on chemical properties, environmental transport, safety, exposure, and more. TIP: Search for PFAS by individual names; information on website is not necessarily complete.

Sources

US EPA Chemical Data Reporting Database

Contains information on the manufacture, production volume, industrial processing, exposed workers, and consumer and commercial use of certain chemicals on the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory. Caveats: A lot of data is marked "Confidential Business Information" and CDR only covers production volumes of a chemical over 25,000 lbs. Data is available for these years: 2016, 2012, 2006, 2002, 1998.

Environmental Working Group Suspected Industrial Discharges of PFAS

Map of locations of more than 40,000 industrial and municipal sites (e.g. airports, landfills, waste treatment) that are known or suspected sources of PFAS.

US EPA Enforcement Compliance History Online (ECHO) Water Pollution Search

Calculates and reports facility pollutant discharges in pounds per year or by monitoring period, based on National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit limit and Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) data. Data can be filtered by location/watershed, pollutant name (individual) or category (PFAS), industry, and facility name.

US EPA Enforcement Compliance History Online (ECHO) Facility Search - Enforcement & Compliance Data

Compiles information about industrial and municipal facilities' compliance with federal, state, local, and tribal environmental agencies regulating clean air, clean water, hazardous waste, and toxic substances. Search by location, facility type, pollutant, environmental justice and more. TIP: Use list of NAICS codes associated with PFAS uses (Table 3) as facility search criteria.

PFAS in Industrial and Consumer Products (Gluge et al. 2021)

Peer-reviewed paper identifying over 200 use categories and subcategories for more than 1400 individual PFAS. TIP: See data tables in the Appendix and Supplementary Files.

US EPA Chemical Data Reporting Database

Contains information on the manufacture, production volume, industrial processing, exposed workers, and consumer and commercial use of certain chemicals on the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory. Caveats: A lot of data is marked "Confidential Business Information" and CDR only covers production volumes of a chemical over 25,000 lbs. Data is available for these years: 20162012200620021998.

US EPA Chemical and Products Database (CPDat)

Contains information mapping more than 49,000 chemicals to a set of terms categorizing their usage or function in 16,000 consumer products (e.g. shampoo, soap) based on what chemicals they contain. Click "CPDat Data File" to download. "QSUR_data" lists the chemicals and uses. 

Food Packaging Forum Food Contact Chemicals Database

Contains >10,000 intentionally added food contact chemicals used globally, with hazard and regulatory information included where available. Compiled from regulatory lists and industry inventories. 

ASDWA PFAS Source Water Protection Guidance Project: Technical Appendix

The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators compiled a list of NAICS industrial codes associated with PFAS usage in Table 3 of this document.

Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substance (FCS) Notifications

A list of food contact substances that may become a component of food and are deemed safe for their intended use per the US Food and Drug Administration's process. TIP: Search for PFAS using "fluor"

Substances of Concern In Products

Provides information on substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in products sold on the European Union market. TIP: Under the search heading select the 'Substance of concern' and use 'fluor' as the search term.

Measured Contamination

Northeastern University Contamination Site Tracker

Qualitative and quantitative data from known sites of PFAS contamination, including timeline of discovery, sources, levels, health impacts, community response, and government response. Data is sourced from government websites, news articles, or publicly available documents.

US EPA Enforcement Compliance History Online (ECHO) Water Pollution Search

Calculates and reports facility pollutant discharges in pounds per year or by monitoring period, based on National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit limit and Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) data. Data can be filtered by location/watershed, pollutant name (individual) or category (PFAS), industry, and facility name.

US Water Quality Data Portal

Aggregated water quality data from federal, state, local, and tribal agencies. TIP: Within the box labeled "Sampling Parameters" choose "Characteristic Group" then select "PFAS" or "PFOA". Scroll down to show on map or download data.

US Department of Defense Sites Under Investigation for PFAS

Lists installations where the US Department of Defense is investigating use or potential release of PFAS.

US Federal Aviation Administration Airport Data and Information Portal

Provides information about airports certified under US Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, which regulates aircraft rescue and firefighting at airports in the United States. TIP: Go to the "Far 139 Certification" filter and pick "Yes." Far 139 facilities use PFAS in fire-fighting activities and training.

California PFAS Geotracker

Map displaying PFAS sampling data collected at sites that may impact water quality in California with an emphasis on groundwater. It includes data from PFAS investigative orders, cleanup program sites, military sites, drinking water wells, and more. Data can be filtered by PFAS chemical, location, sample type, and matrix, and is downloadable in MS Excel. TIP: Data is updated frequently; exported data includes only locations visible on the map at the time of export.

EU Information Platform for Chemical Monitoring

Provides environmental and biomonitoring chemical data collections from European Commission bodies, member states, international and national organizations, and research communities. TIP: PFAS may be found by chemical name or CAS. After clicking on data source, click "download table" to obtain all data, even if no data shows in the preview table. For non-public data, contact information is shown for data owners.

Canadian National Pollutant Release Inventory

Detailed information on pollutant releases to air, water and land, disposals, and transfers for recycling, reported by facilities from 1994 to 2017. Can search by facility, substance, location, industry type. The only PFAS are CFCs and HCFCs.

Maine Department of Environmental Protection

Interactive map with PFAS sampling data from fish tissue, groundwater, surface water, compost, and more. TIP: Select a site and use the arrows at the top of the pop-up to see data points or click the three dots in the bottom right and choose "View in Attribute Table" then choose "Options" to export data.

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Surface, ground, and drinking water, and other media data visualized on an interactive map. 

North Carolina Surface Water Sampling Data

Sampling of GenX and other PFAS onsite and downstream of the Chemours Fayetteville Works Facility. 

Alaska Contaminated Sites Map

Interactive map of PFAS contaminated sites.

Environmental Working Group Drinking Water Contamination Tracker

Interactive map of locations of more than 2,000 water sources confirmed to be contaminated with PFAS. Includes drinking water and military sites.

Northeastern University Contamination Site Tracker

Qualitative and quantitative data from known sites of PFAS contamination, including timeline of discovery, sources, levels, health impacts, community response, and government response. Data is sourced from government websites, news articles, or publicly available documents.

US Water Quality Data Portal

Aggregated water quality data from federal, state, local, and tribal agencies. TIP: Under 'Characteristic Group' search for PFAS (or PFOA). For drinking water resources, select 'Water' under Sample Media and 'Well' under Site Type.

US EPA Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule Surveys (UCMR 3 & 5)

Data for large public drinking water systems and a representative sample of small systems. UCMR 3 sampled 6 different PFAS in 2012-16 and is currently available. UCMR 5 will sample 29 PFAS from 2023-26.

Alaska

Drinking water sample results and a map of contaminated sites.

California

An interactive map with downloadable data on drinking water, groundwater contaminated sites, and more.

Colorado

Sampling data from 2020 measuring drinking and surface waters.

Georgia

Interactive map with drinking and surface water data.

Louisiana

Public Water Supply Systems data portal.

Maine

Interactive map with downloadable data including drinking water.

Maryland

XLSX download and explanation document for Phase I sampling campaign.

Massachusetts

Interactive maps with data from public water systems and a data portal to search for drinking water contaminants.

Michigan

Downloadable data from Phase IPhase IIQuarterly Monitoring, and Monthly Monitoring campaigns.

Minnesota

Interactive map with data for drinking water wells.

Mississippi

Public Water Supply Systems data portal.

New Hampshire

Interactive map and data portal for surface water, drinking water, groundwater.

New Mexico

Data for sampling near Air Force bases and the statewide sampling campaign.

North Carolina

Analytical Interactive map and table of sampling results in raw and finished drinking water.

Oregon

XLSX download of US EPA drinking water data for Oregon.

Pennsylvania

Drinking water sampling data from 2020-21. TIP: Click on the link titled "Statewide Sampling Plan Final Results".

South Carolina

Data tables for surface sourced drinking water systems sampling.

Vermont

Drinking water database. TIP: Choose 'PFAS Data' as search type. Drinking water sample results for several communities.

Biomonitoring and Health Impacts

PFAS-Tox Database

Displays PFAS health and toxicology studies in an interactive grid of individual PFAS by health outcomes, with filters for study type (human, animal, in vitro), early life exposure, and financial conflict of interest. TIP: Hover over any green study in the Selected Studies box on the right to see exposure concentrations for biomonitoring studies that evaluated a health outcome. Biomonitoring studies without a health outcome can be found here.

European Union Human Biomonitoring Dashboard

Dashboard displaying summary statistics for human biomonitoring data collected within the European Union. TIP: At the top left of the dashboard click on 'SELECT BIOMARKERS' then under 'Substance Group' select PFAS.

California Biomonitoring for PFAS

Contains the results of several California biomonitoring studies that measured PFAS in different populations. Results include the number of subjects, detection frequencies and concentrations. 

US Center for Disease Control National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals (NHANES)

Provides biomonitoring data on levels of selected PFAS in blood serum samples from the general U.S. population during survey years 2011-12, 2013-14, 2015-16, and 2017-18. 

EU Information Platform for Chemical Monitoring

Provides environmental and biomonitoring chemical data collections from European Commission bodies, member states, international and national organizations, and research communities. TIP: PFAS may be found by chemical name or CAS. After clicking on data source, click "download table" to obtain all data, even if no data shows in the preview table. For non-public data, contact information is shown for data owners.

New Hampshire WISDOM Database

Provides several datasets with data from blood serum concentration monitoring in contaminated communities. 

PFAS-Tox Database

Displays PFAS health and toxicology studies in an interactive grid of individual PFAS by health outcomes, with filters for study type (human, animal, in vitro), early life exposure, and financial conflict of interest. 

US EPA Integrated Risk Information System

Identifies and characterizes the health hazards of individual chemicals, groups of related chemicals, or complex mixtures, for the purpose of providing hazard identification and dose-response data for risk assessments. TIP: See the grey box to the right to search chemical name or CAS, or click "Browse A to Z List of Chemicals".

Australian Hazardous Chemical Information System

A searchable database of chemicals deemed hazardous in Australia, including information about hazard categories.

US EPA ECOTOX Knowledgebase

Provides environmental toxicity data on aquatic life, terrestrial plants and wildlife. TIP: Choose the Chemicals box on the Explore page and scroll down to select PFAS.

Actions and Initiatives

PFAS Exchange Connecting Communities Map

An interactive map of communities across the U.S. which are responding to the PFAS contamination crisis by organizing and advocating for safe drinking water.

US Interstate Technology Regulatory Council Water and Soil Regulatory PFAS Values

Available regulatory and guidance values developed by federal, state, and international authorities for PFAS in water and soil are summarized here in regularly updated PFAS Water and Soil Value Tables in MS Excel files.

Safer States Bill Tracker

Provides easy access to current and proposed U.S. State legislation on toxic chemicals including PFAS.

European Chemicals Agency Classification and Labeling Inventory

A searchable database of classification and labeling information on EU registered substances received from manufacturers and importers. Includes current and previous regulatory legislation in the EU for each chemical. TIP: Click on "CL Inventory" then search by individual chemical name or "contains fluoro".

US EPA Toxic Substances Control Act Inventory

Lists >85,000 chemicals manufactured, processed, or imported in the United States, not including those related to foods, pesticides, drugs, etc. Tips for downloading and searching the MS Access or CSV files are on the linked webpage.

Australian Hazardous Chemical Information System

A searchable database of chemicals deemed hazardous in Australia, including information on regulatory category designations.

Food Packaging Forum Brand and Retailer Initiatives Database

A database of voluntary initiatives and commitments by food brands and retailers that are trying to improve the food contact materials and food contact articles they use. TIP: Scroll down to see the database.

EPA Drinking Water Treatability Database

Presents current information on the control of contaminants in drinking water, including more than 30 treatment processes and over 120 regulated and unregulated contaminants, including 26 PFAS chemicals. 

Fairfield Area, Maine: PFAS Investigation

An interactive map of filtration system installations and drinking water well sample results from the Fairfield, Maine contaminated area.

GreenScreen Certified Products

A list of PFAS-free products (mainly textiles and firefighting foams) that are certified to different levels under GreenScreen. 

ChemSec SIN List and Marketplace

Suggests safer alternatives to PFAS. TIP: Either start here and search for alternatives by technical function or category, or make an account here, search for a specific PFAS chemical, then click on green linked "Safer alternatives from Marketplace" for specific alternatives.

Green Science Policy Institute PFAS-Free Page

A non-exhaustive list of products and product lines that do not contain PFAS. A spreadsheet of the list is available here.