Webinar: Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

Event Date: 
Monday, October 17, 2016
Event Type: 
Non-NEHA Event

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: A Laboratory Primer

October 17, 2016 · 1:00–2:00 pm ET

Registration Deadline: October 15, 2016


Although per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs; sometimes known as perfluorinated chemicals) have been used since the 1950s, they are being detected more and more frequently in water supplies throughout the country.

Public health/environmental agencies and laboratories have been called upon to assess public health risk, but laboratory capability and capacity is currently somewhat limited. Join this webinar to learn about:

  • how EPA developed their May 2016 perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) (two types of PFASs) health advisories
  • advice on implementing PFAS EPA drinking water method 537 in your laboratory
  • a case study that outlines how the Minnesota Public Health Laboratory modified a drinking water method and initiated biomonitoring studies to address a local PFAS issue course flyer online registration