PFAS in your water-what you need to know and why!

PFAS in your water-what you need to know and why!
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are manmade chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, and others; manufactured and used around the United States since the ‘40s. PFAS are found in water-repellent, wrinkle-free, and stain-resistant fabrics; non-stick cookware; paints; firefighting foam; and other household and industrial products. PFAS are  persistent  – they’ve been referred to as forever chemicals - in the environment and in the human body; they don’t break down and accumulate over time. According to the US EPA, there is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse human health effects. PFAS has been found in drinking water and full cycle back in wastewater sludge. In this Click, Listen & Learn, we will help you understand PFAS, how it gets into our water and wastewater, it’s risks and current thinking in public works.  Webinar, 10-11 AM Central time (11 AM - 12 PM Eastern, 9-10 AM Mountain, 8-9 AM Pacific)

After attending this session, participants will be better able to:

  • Explain to your community’s leadership the risks of PFAS in your water and wastewater, including how it makes its way in there.
  • Explain the current policy framework and the potential direction of regulation.
  • Identify what steps your agency can take to evaluate and protect your constituents, including technology overview to remove PFAS from your water system.

This program is sponsored by the APWA Water Resources Management Committee

Joe Jacangelo, PhD, REHS, Director of Research, Stantec
Dan Bryant, PhD, PG, Director of Practices - Environment and Remediation, Woodard & Curran
Moderator: Rita Cassida

Registration: Members $0; Nonmembers $99  LAST DAY TO REGISTER:  February 24, 2021

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2/25/2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Online Please Note: Webinar Begins 10AM Central Time

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