May 4, 2021

PFAS industry trends, sampling protocols, and analytical testing challenges with Taryn McKnight of Eurofins.


PFAS is one of the hottest topics in the industry. Can you say Parts Per Quadrillion! In this episode we talk with Taryn McKnight, the PFAS Practice Leader for Eurofins.  We cover PFAS regulatory concerns related to how States and the EPA are addressing this emerging contaminant of concern. We dig into laboratory testing and sampling challenges as well as the need for more defined analytical testing methods.  Other topics covered include the need for more product and toxicological testing, and a more thorough understanding of PFAS chemistries and health exposure affects. And finally, we discuss all the potential environmental impacts and liabilities associated with PFAS contamination. This is a must listen episode if you are in the Environmental Industry!

Thanks to our Sponsors: E-Tank, Terra Nova Solutions, and Cascade Environmental

Taryn McKnight

PFAS Practice Leader

Taryn McKnight, PFAS Practice Leader for Eurofins Environment Testing America based in Sacramento, California, has nearly 20 years of experience in the environmental testing industry specializing in PFAS and Vapor Intrusion assessments. She is responsible for staying abreast of the latest regulatory and scientific developments specific to PFAS, while collaborating with Eurofins operational leadership to develop services to meet the challenges of today and in the future. With this expertise Ms. McKnight provides technical guidance to clients, agencies and industry personnel across the country.

With over 20 years invested in PFAS method development and analysis, Eurofins has demonstrated leadership in this field of testing, supporting an analytical approach that provides consistent and defensible data in a world that lacks standardization for PFAS methodologies.