PER- AND POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES (PFAS)
TOPIC OF PUBLIC FORUM
Virtual Pennsylvania Lake Erie Environmental Forum (PALEEF)
April 19, 2022
1:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern
(ERIE, PA) – PFAS, or Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, will be the focus for the next Pennsylvania Lake Erie Environmental Forum (PALEEF), hosted virtually on April 19 at 1:00 Eastern. Participation is free but registration is required. The forums are hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) and Pennsylvania Sea Grant.
Invited speakers from the Pennsylvania Bureau of Clean Water, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, PennFuture, and the Erie County Department of Health will come together to talk about PFAS, plans for the Common Agenda in Erie, and an important overview of Harmful Algal Blooms as summer approaches. Earth Day events occurring in Erie and the surrounding area will be announced and celebrated at the end of the meeting.
PFAS are widely used, long-lasting chemicals. Components of PFAS break down slowly over time, can persist in the environment, and are found in air, water, fish, soil, and in some cases, human and animal blood. There are thousands of PFAS chemicals found in many consumer, commercial, and industrial products, creating challenges for studies assessing the human health and environmental risks. (EPA, 2022). We have a lot to learn about PFAS and how humans and the environment are impacted by them. Join this webinar to learn more about PFAS and their regulation in Pennsylvania.
Participation is free, but registration is required. Contact Amber Stilwell, Pennsylvania Sea Grant’s Lake Erie Coastal Outreach Specialist for additional details or with questions. The Forum agenda and links to previously recorded sessions are available online.
Pennsylvania Sea Grant is supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Penn State University, and through federal, state, and local funding.
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