Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made compounds including, PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and other chemicals. PFAS are found in a wide range of consumer products such as cookware, pizza boxes and stain repellents. Certain PFAS can accumulate and remain in the human body for long periods of time, and there is evidence that exposure to PFAS can adversely affect human health, according to the EPA.

PFAS contaminated soil remediation guidelines are expected to be issued in the near future by the various regulatory agencies.