Millions of Americans’ drinking water contains highly fluorinated chemicals (PFAS or PFCs) at levels which may be harmful to health. Water supplies in an increasing number of states are now known to be contaminated. Sources include military bases and airports that have used firefighting foam, and manufacturing facilities that produce or use the chemicals. The cost to address this growing contamination is estimated at billions of dollars.
Participants in the Hill Briefing discussed limiting the costs of clean up and protecting our drinking water from these persistent contaminants.
Monday June 11, 2018, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2212
Tuesday June 12, 2018, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-11
01Arlene Blum, PhD
UC Berkeley, Green Science Policy Institute
Understanding PFAS: For Healthy Drinking Water and Fire Safety
02Dr. Philippe Grandjean, MD, PhD
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Do PFAS Harm Our Health and That of the Next Generation?
03Robert Bilott, JD
Taft, Stettinius, & Hollister, LLP
Problems and Solutions for Impacted Communities
04Tom Bruton, PhD
Scientist, Green Science Policy Institute
Preventing Harm from PFAS