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Highly Fluorinated Chemicals: A Sticky Issue

Learn about highly fluorinated stain and water repellant chemicals in this one-hour webinar: the products and materials in which they are used, why they can be harmful, and what can be done about it. Leaders in the field will share their expertise on this persistent and potentially toxic class of chemicals.  Register here.

These engaging talks were presented at February 2017 Green Science Policy meetings.

Presenters include:

• Mark Strynar, PhD scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an expert on highly fluorinated chemicals, will share emerging science on their health and environmental impacts.

• Christopher Higgins, PhD, from the Colorado School of Mines, will share his studies on migration of highly fluorinated chemicals from contaminated soils into food crops like lettuce and strawberries.

• Robert Bilott, Attorney at Law, will discuss his 18-year-long effort to bring justice to those harmed by PFOA in the Ohio River Valley that resulted in a recent $671 million legal settlement with Du Pont.

• Arlene Blum, PhD, of the Green Science Policy Institute, will share updates about these chemicals in drinking water, food packaging, and consumer products, and the efforts of companies that have stopped using them.

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