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Urgency of Addressing Forever Chemicals: The Scientific Basis for Managing PFAS as a Chemical Class with Carol Kwiatkowski, Ph.D.

April 14, 2022
4:00 pm US Eastern Time

Slides & Resources

Resources

Scientific Basis for Managing PFAS as a Chemical Class (2020)  https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.estlett.0c00255 

Green Science Policy Institute – https://greensciencepolicy.org/ 

Why PFAS Should be Considered as a Class (short video)  

Threats to Drinking Water and Public Health in Alaska: The Scope of the PFAS Problem, Consequences of Regulatory Inaction, and Recommendations (ACAT, 2019) – https://www.akaction.org/wp-content/uploads/Report-Threats-to-Drinking-Water-and-Public-Health-in-Alaska-FINAL-web-version-9-24-19.pdf 

The EPA Must Act to Regulate PFAS as a Classhttps://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/565528-epa-must-protect-public-health-by-regulating-pfas-as-a-class

The True Cost of PFAS and the Benefits of Acting Nowhttps://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.est.1c03565

PFAS Strategic Roadmap: EPA’s Commitments to Actionhttps://www.epa.gov/pfas/pfas-strategic-roadmap-epas-commitments-action-2021-2024

The Perils of PFAS – A presentation by Dr. Linda Birnbaum to the Environmental Health Solutions Seminar Series – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKLGzAo47NQ

A Never-Ending Story of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)? – https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.est.6b04806 

The Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment (a program of ACAT) will be hosting Dr. Carol Kwiatkowski for a presentation on the need for urgent action on forever chemicals and the Scientific Basis for Managing PFAS as a Chemical Class. Alaska and the entire world are facing the challenge of how to deal with widespread PFAS contamination, the subsequent public health crisis, and the urgent need for state and national regulations of this class of chemicals. Dr. Kwiatkowski is the lead author of this recent report and Science and Policy Senior Associate at the Green Science Policy Institute. The webinar will be held from 12:00 – 1:00 PM, and a recording will be available the following day. Read more about this important topic, the event, and speaker on ACAT's CHE-Alaska webpage (https://www.akaction.org/the-urgency-of-addressing-forever-chemicals/). 

Carol Kwiatkowski, PhD, is the Science and Policy Senior Associate at the Green Science Policy Institute, Adjunct Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University, and former director of the non-profit The Endocrine Disruption Exchange. Dr. Kwiatkowski has presented and published extensively on the connections between human health and environmental chemicals, including having worked with CHE-Alaska and other CHE partners in the past.

is the Science and Policy Senior Associate at the Green Science Policy Institute, Adjunct Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University, and former director of the non-profit The Endocrine Disruption Exchange. Dr. Kwiatkowski has presented and published extensively on the connections between human health and environmental chemicals, including having worked with CHE-Alaska and other CHE partners in the past.

This call will be hosted by the CHE-Alaska Partnership, which is coordinated by Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT). It will last for 60 minutes and will be recorded for the call and webinar archive.