Restricted Items You Should Not Use When Sampling for PFAS

Restricted Items You Should Not Use When Sampling for PFAS

What is PFAS? Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a general term applied to thousands of chemicals manufactured since the 1940’s and can be found in food packaging (microwave popcorn bags, pizza boxes, etc.), stain and water-resistant fabrics, non-stick products, fire-fighting foams, and many other consumer and manufacturing products. They have been widely used for many decades because of their unique surfactant and oil/water repelling qualities. When sampling for PFAS there are several things to consider to help avoid cross-contamination. Why Should We Care About PFAS? PFAS are considered an emerging chemical of concern and have been classified as “Forever Chemicals” because they do not easily break down in the environment. PFAS also bioaccumulate in the food chain and can Read More »

Acceptable Items to Use When Sampling for PFAS

Acceptable Items to Use When Sampling for PFAS

What is PFAS? Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a general term applied to thousands of chemicals manufactured since the 1940’s and can be found in food packaging (microwave popcorn bags, pizza boxes, etc.), stain and water-resistant fabrics, non-stick products, fire-fighting foams, and many other consumer and manufacturing products. They have been widely used for many decades because of their unique surfactant and oil/water repelling qualities. When sampling for PFAS there are several things to consider to help avoid cross-contamination. Why Should We Care About PFAS? PFAS are considered an emerging chemical of concern and have been classified as “Forever Chemicals” because they do not easily break down in the environment. PFAS also bioaccumulate in the food chain and can Read More »

Las Vegas New Hire

Las Vegas New Hire

We are happy to announce the latest new hire for our Las Vegas office, Jesse Castro, serving as a Senior Staff Geologist. “It is a pleasure to welcome Jesse to the team said Kirk Stowers, principal of Broadbent & Associates’ Las Vegas location. “As a native to Las Vegas, we look forward to Jesse’s existing knowledge of the region and skilled background in environmental consulting. Jesse will contribute his expertise which will continue to aid in the growth and success of business while providing the best quality service to our clients.” Before joining Broadbent & Associates, Inc., Castro gained a keen skillset through an array of notable projects throughout the southern Nevada community including, improvements made to the Circus Circus Hotel Read More »

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Community Highlight – Karma Box Project

Community Highlight – Karma Box Project

We would like to take a moment to highlight a great community program of which our Reno office has been participating for the last year. This program is the Karma Box Project. It’s a community initiative that allows people to give non-perishable food, hygiene products, toiletries, and other useful items to those in need. Employees at our Reno office started by supplying a Karma Box in Reno with donations and eventually built one that is kept fully stocked on a regular basis. Thank you, Karma Box Project, for creating such a wonderful program for those in need! Go to their website, linked above, if you would like to find a Karma Box near you or build one for yourself.