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The Environmental Law Section presents
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: Why they matter

March 15, 2018: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
MCLE Credits - 1.5 H, Lunch will be provided.
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Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): What they are, why they matter, and how they are being addressed in California


Adam Baas
DLA Piper US, Environmental, Health and Safety, and Government Affairs

Kimberly Gettmann
Staff Toxicologist, Cal/EPA, Department of Toxic Substances Control Human and Ecological Risk Office (HERO)

Bridgette DeShields
Principal Scientist, Integral Consulting Inc.

Jen Jackson
Toxics Reduction & Healthy Ecosystems Program Manager, SF Department of the Environment

Once hailed as miracle compounds for their unique ability to repel oil, fire and water, Per- and Poly-fluoroalkyl substances (or PFAS), including Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), are now seen as potential threats to the environment. The USEPA has declared that PFOS and PFOA in particular pose potential adverse effects for human health and the environment, and has published Health Advisory Levels of 70 parts per trillion (ppt) in drinking water. States, such as California, are taking similar actions. This panel will provide an up-to-date discussion on PFAS, what they are, how they interact with humans and the environment, how they are characterized and addressed in soil and water, and what regulators and private parties are doing to address PFAS in California.

• The use of PFAS and their phase-out in the US
• The current regulatory landscape governing PFAS and an outlook on what’s to come
• PFAS’ unique chemistry, fate and transport, potential health effects, and implications for drinking water, including investigation and remediation tools
• The presence of PFAS in products, solid waste, waste water, and drinking water in California
• How California regulators and others are addressing PFAS in the environment

Section Chair: Dave Metres, Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp

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BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111


MCLE Registration: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch/Program: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.


BASF Student Member$30.00
Section Member$40.00
BASF Member$50.00

Note: All prices increase by $10.00 on the day of the program.

Event Code: G182903

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