Webinar: Highly Fluorinated Chemicals: A Sticky Issue

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 PM Eastern

Participants learned about highly fluorinated stain and water repellant chemicals in this one-hour webinar: the products and materials in which they are used, why they can be harmful, and what can be done about it. Leaders in the field shared their expertise on this persistent and potentially toxic class of chemicals. These engaging talks were previously presented at February 2017 Green Science Policy meetings.

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• Mark Strynar, PhD
US Environmental Protection Agency
Per and Polyfluorinated Compounds: Health and Environmental Impacts

• Christopher Higgins, PhD
Associate Professor, Colorado School of Mines
Accumulation of Perfluoroalkyl Acids in Food Crops

Robert Bilott, JD
Partner at Taft, Stettinius and Hollister, LLP
The Follow-up to the New York Times Magazine Cover Story: “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare”

• Arlene Blum, PhD
Executive Director of The Green Science Policy Institute
Tackling Toxics: The “Six Classes” Approach Towards Healthier Products, People, and Planet

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