Past Events

Workshop: Assessing the Ecological Risks of Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) at Aqueous Film Forming Foam Sites

10 Mar 2020

This 3-hour workshop will provide an overview of ERAs for PFAS, including a state-of-the-science overview of the fate, exposure, and toxicity of PFAS in ecosystems.

[Webinar] Alternatives assessment for PFAS in food contact paper

3 Mar 2020

Washington State Departments of Ecology and Health are hosting a webinar on their alternatives assessment for PFAS in food contact paper.

[Live Stream] From PBB to PFAS: Research and Action to Address Michigan’s Large-Scale Chemical Contaminations

20 Feb 2020

The PBB to PFAS symposium will provide a unique venue for fostering collaboration between researchers and community members to prevent large-scale environmental contamination and reduce adverse health impacts of those that have occurred. While registration for in-person attendance has closed, you can still register for the Live Stream.

The PFAS film documentary "No Defense" will debut in Ann Arbor, MI

19 Feb 2020

The film focuses on the PFAS contamination problem in Oscoda, Michigan, as a case study into how the U.S. military has failed to protect human health and the environment around the nation and the world. 

[Webinar] Alternatives assessment for PFAS in food contact paper

11 Feb 2020

Washington State Departments of Ecology and Health are hosting a webinar on their alternatives assessment for PFAS in food contact paper.

Webinar: Maternal and neonatal effects of in utero exposure to perfluoroalkyl ether acids in the Sprague-Dawley rat

15 Jan 2020

CEH is hosting a webinar where the EPA's Dr. Justin Conley will showcase his research on emerging PFAS compounds and mixtures.

CA DTSC: PFAS and Their Alternatives in Food Packaging Workshop

14 Jan 2020

This workshop can be attended in person or via a webcast. Please note that California's DTSC is also seeking public input on this topic.

UC Berkeley Superfund Research Program Meeting: PFAS contamination: An emerging problem in California

13 Dec 2019

UC Berkeley will be hosting a meeting of academics, investigators, collaborators and stakeholders, as well as invited experts, to dsicuss future research needs related to PFAS contamination in California.

[Peer-review] Draft NTP Technical Reports on Toxicology and Carcinogenesis Studies of HMB and PFOA

12 Dec 2019

NTP is holding a peer-review of draft Technical Reports on toxicology and carcinogenesis studies of HMB and PFOA and will hold a webcast on Dec. 12, 2019 at 10 AM Eastern (Registration is required). Written comments are due on Nov. 20, 2019. Oral comment registration deadline is Dec. 3, 2019.

CA DTSC: Treatments Containing PFAS for Use on Converted Textiles or Leathers Workshop

9 Dec 2019

This workshop can be attended in person or via a webcast. Please note that California's DTSC is also seeking public input on this topic.

CA Water Boards Seminar and Datathon - PFAS in California: Past, Present, and Future

4 Dec 2019

CA Water Boards will be hosting a two-day seminar and datathon on PFAS with speakers from various state agencies, local and non-governmental organizations, research organizations, and others.

Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse Webinar: Firefighting foams: Practical Considerations to Going Fluorine-free

19 Nov 2019

IC2 is hosting a webinar that focuses on PFAS in firefighting foam, regulatory decisions, alternatives, and remediation, moderated by Jen Jackson of the San Francisco Department of the Environment.

Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Webinar: Tackling the PFAS Problem: Can Understanding Protein Interactions Help?

31 Oct 2019

The ISTC will hold a webinar showcasing Dr. Carla Ng's research on the fate and effects of PFAS and their interactions with biological systems.

ITRC and Washington Ecology PFAS Training: Managing PFAS Contamination at Your Sites

24 Oct 2019

Washington State Department of Ecology is pleased to partner with the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) on the joint upcoming PFAS training event.

Rob Bilott Book Launch Meet and Greet

6 Oct 2019

The Green Science Policy Institute is hosting a book party to launch Rob Bilott's new book Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer's Twenty-Year Battle against Dupont.

National Academies Workshop: Identifying Opportunities to Understand, Control, and Prevent Exposure to PFAS

26 Sep 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. 

OECD Webinar: Finding Alternatives to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances of Concern: A Difficult and Continuing Challenge

26 Sep 2019

The webinar will present efforts, successes and challenges in eliminating per and polyfluorinated chemicals of environmental concern from the life cycle of consumer products. 

NIH: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Director Linda Birnbaum on Her Retirement Reception

24 Sep 2019

A capitol hill reception to honor NIH Director Linda Birnbaum Ph.D. on her retirement.

U.S. Congress Briefing: A Healthy Start for Every Child: How the Environment Influences Health & Development

24 Sep 2019

Join a scientific briefing on childhood exposure to PFAS with a welcome address and overview of current research by Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.

WA Dept. Ecology Workshop: Safer Products for Washington

29 Aug 2019

A informational workshop on how the WA Departments of Ecology and Health plan to implement Substitute Senate Bill 5135.

The Sticky Subject of Non-Stick: Regulatory Science Challenges of Per- and Poly-Fluorinated Compounds.

20 Aug 2019

The Texas A&M Interdisciplinary Faculty of Toxicology is pleased to announce its 2019 Annual Regulatory Science Symposium, on challenges regulating PFAS.

Environmental Risk Assessment of PFAS

12 Aug 2019

The 2019 SETAC North America Focused Topic Meeting will review new and emerging information on PFAS an formulate a roadmap for a risk assessment approach for PFAS.

[Recording & Support Documents] The US House Subcommittee on Environment Hearing: The Devil They Knew – PFAS Contamination and the Need for Corporate Accountability

24 Jul 2019

U.S. House hearing on the widespread industrial contamination of air, drinking water, ground water and food supplies across the United States with PFAS.

Toxicology Forum Session on Polymeric PFAS

8 Jul 2019

Should fluoropolymers, polymeric PFAS meeting OECD polymer of low-concern criteria, be grouped with all PFAS for regulatory purposes? Session at the Toxicology Forum 45th Annual Summer Meeting, Alexandria, VA, USA.

2019 PFAS: Second National Conference in Boston, June 10-12, 2019

10 Jun 2019

The 2019 PFAS Conference will be held in Boston, June 10-12, at Northeastern University. The significant growth in the number of contaminated sites, public awareness, public policy, scientific research, and media attention calls us to once reconvene to further protect human and environmental health.

Flame Retardant Dilemma And Beyond 2019

15 Feb 2019

This symposium brings together contributors from academia, industry, government, and NGOs to share information on the science and policy of harmful chemicals used in consumer products and building materials.

[Recording] U.S. Senate Subcommittee Hearing: The Federal Role in the Toxic PFAS Chemical Crisis

26 Sep 2018

A recording and supporting information from a September 26, 2018 U.S. Senate Federal Spending Oversight Subcommittee Hearing on the Federal Role in the Toxic PFAS Chemical Crisis.

[Recording] U.S. House Subcommittee Hearing: Perfluorinated Chemicals in the Environment

6 Sep 2018

U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing on Thursday, September 6, 2018 entitled “Perfluorinated Chemicals in the Environment: An Update on the Response to Contamination and Challenges Presented.”