Protecting America’s Health from PFAS

Wednesday June 5, 2019, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Russell Senate Office Building, Room 485

Thursday June 6, 2019, Time TBD
Location TBD

Attendance is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Register here.

A Sticky Issue: Introduction to Highly Fluorinated Chemicals (PFAS)
Arlene Blum, PhD, Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute

It Rains PFAS: A North Carolina Perspective
Dr. Detlef Knappe, PhD, North Carolina State University

Problems and Solutions for Impacted Communities
Robert Bilott, JD, Taft, Stettinius and Hollister, LLP

Preventing Harm from PFAS
Tom Bruton, PhD, Scientist, Green Science Policy Institute

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are harmful chemicals that are found in the bodies of nearly all Americans and in the drinking water of many millions. PFAS are extremely persistent and have been called “forever chemicals.” The Green Science Policy Institute invites you to learn about PFAS from a panel of scientific and legal experts in order to protect communities and to reduce future harm from these persistent contaminants.

Cleaning up PFAS once they are in the environment is extremely costly, and in many cases impossible. Contamination is a result of production and use of products containing PFAS. Reducing non-essential uses of PFAS chemicals is a better way to prevent harm.

These items may contain PFAS:
Carpets, carpet cleaning products, food packaging, furnishings, cosmetics, outdoor gear, clothing, adhesives & sealants, coatings, non-stick cookware, children’s car seats, firefighting foam.


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