What compounds are all around us and have been around since the 1940s? They are used for stain and water-repellents, non-stick surfaces, cleaning products, fire-fighting foam and a wide range of other products. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a family of nearly 5,000 human made compounds that have become a common part of our lives. These “forever” chemicals are very persistent in the environment and don’t break down. They accumulate over time. PFAS compounds are found in our drinking water, soil, plants, animals and people. This webinar will provide a basic understanding of PFAS. Some of the questions that will be answered include: What is PFAS? Where did it come from? Where is it found? What are the potential issues related to PFAS? This is the first of a two-part series on PFAS and will focus mainly on water related factors and concerns.
This webinar is in partnership with the NRCS Conservation Webinar series and therefore will utilize a different webinar platform.
An application for continuing education credit for Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) and members of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) will be submitted.
- Dr. Eva Steinle-Darling, PE, Carollo Engineers, Inc.
- Julia Darcy, Research Associate, Technology Development Group
Handouts (PDF format) will be available the day of the webinar at the live webinar information page. Find out more about this webinar and future webinars by the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Community (LPELC).