Non-Stick Future: Remediation and Regulation of PFAS
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been widely used since the 1940’s in a variety of industrial applications and consumer products such as non-stick cookware, and are a primary ingredient in firefighting foam. Why should we care? Exposure from PFAS emissions has been linked to a variety of human health impacts such as liver effects, birth defects, and cancer. Concern over PFAS exposure by regulators and consumers is relatively new but rapidly growing. In the last year alone, there has been much debate, controversy, and shifting priorities surrounding PFAS in the regulatory landscape. Currently, there is no enforceable federal regulatory limit for PFAS in drinking water but the EPA recently announced forward momentum with its PFAS Action Plan — a detailed regulatory scheme for the substances — first released in February 2019. Join us on February 27th with Andy Adams and Mark Keefer to discuss the regulatory future of PFAS, effects of current legislation on the regulatory community, environmental concern and liability, and what you can do now to mitigate and manage PFAS risks.
- Non-Stick Future: Remediation and Regulation of PFAS
February 27, 2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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