National Academies Workshop: Identifying Opportunities to Understand, Control, and Prevent Exposure to PFAS
September 26, 2019
The first workshop of the Environmental Health Matters Initiative (EHMI) will discuss human exposure to PFAS as well as innovative approaches to controlling and preventing exposure.
Poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are man-made chemical compounds used in fire-fighting foam, cleaning products, carpet coating treatments, non-stick cookware coating, and many other consumer products. PFAS chemicals do not degrade by natural metabolic processes. Their high mobility and persistence allow them to move easily through water and air, contaminating crop soil and drinking water aquifers.
Workshop participants will explore forward-thinking actions that need to be taken by various sectors to treat and prevent the spread of this dangerous chemical.
This event is public and free to attend. For additional information, please visit our website.
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2019 and
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019
The National Academies Keck Center, Room 100
500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Note: A webcast will be available for attendees who are unable to travel to D.C.