Protecting America’s Drinking Water from PFAS 2019


Millions of Americans’ drinking water contains highly fluorinated chemicals (PFAS or PFCs) at levels which may be harming their health. Water supplies in many states are contaminated from sources including military bases, airports, and manufacturing facilities. The cost to address this contamination is estimated at many billions of dollars.

The Green Science Policy Institute invites you to a PFAS 101 briefing to learn about the science behind this growing problem, and how the contamination and cost could be limited in the future.
Attendance is free. Register here.

Friday March 15, 2019, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Russell Senate Building, Room 485

Friday March 15, 2019, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Cannon House Office Building, Room 303

01Arlene Blum, PhD
UC Berkeley, Green Science Policy Institute
A Sticky Issue: Introduction to Highly Fluorinated Chemicals 

02Detlef Knappe
Professor of Environmental Engineering, North Carolina  State University
North Carolina & Beyond: How do PFAS impact Drinking Water?

03NIEHS Health Scientist
(getting clearance for a talk on health effects research)