German Environment Agency Guidelines for PFAS assessment

March 31, 2022

Read the full article by German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety, and Consumer Protection

In recent years, an increasing number of cases of damage by and contamination with organic fluoride compounds (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances - PFAS) in soil and water bodies have come to light.

These guidelines provide an evaluation framework as well as relevant background information for assessments. Their primary purpose is to assist enforcement authorities in their evaluation of PFAS inputs into water bodies and soil. The guidelines also provide benchmarks for evaluating study findings and for taking decisions on further action required where soil or water contamination is identified.