Holding Corporations Accountable for Contamination: The Role of Litigation, Regulation, and Research to Address the PFAS Problem
February 26, 2020 @ 9:00am (AKST)
A growing body of evidence indicates per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are widespread and long-lived in our environment, common in people’s bodies, and harmful to our health. This class of “forever chemicals” has few regulations, and those that do exist permit far greater levels of PFAS exposure than current research findings deem safe. In our February CHE-Alaska call, we’ll be speaking with environmental lawyer and author, Robert Bilott, and Executive Director of the Green Science Policy Institute, Arlene Blum, about their effort educating business and government to reduce the use of entire classes of toxic chemicals like PFAS. We’ll also be joined by Pam Miller, the Executive Director of Alaska Community Action on Toxics, to bring us up to speed on the current state of the PFAS problem in Alaska.
Watch a four minute long video on PFAS basics at www.SixClasses.org
Visit www.PFASCentral.org for the latest news, science, policy and products without PFAS
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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
Robert Bilott, environmental attorney and author of the book Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer’s Twenty-Year Battle Against DuPont (Atria Books, 2019).
Arlene Blum, Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute and Research Associate in Chemistry at UC Berkeley
Pamela Miller, Executive Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics and Co-Chair, International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN)