PFAS is a collective name for over 800 industrially produced chemicals used in a wide range of products including firefighting foam and waterproofing. Recent studies have shown that these substances might pose a serious threat to humans and the environment. In Sweden, over 1,000 areas are potentially contaminated.

In August 2016, the Swedish Transport Administration asked us to conduct a survey of large parts of the Swedish transport sector to check for PFAS. Local Environment, Health and Safety consultants, supported by our PFAS Technical Practice Network, carried out the work.

Through the investigation, our team identified various activities within the rail, road and aviation sectors that potentially used products that contained PFAS. We are studying these areas further as the project enters the next phase.