A Workshop of the Environmental Health Matters Initiative
September 26, 2019 – September 27, 2019
National Academies of Sciences Engineering, and Medicine
The use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluroalkyl substances (PFAS)–fluorinated organic compounds that appear in such materials as firefighting foams, cleaning products, and coatings to treat carpeting, packaging, and cookware–has led to widespread environmental contamination.
This workshop will explore human exposure to PFAS, discuss options for controlling PFAS exposures, and consider innovative approaches for preventing PFAS exposures. The ultimate goal is to explore opportunities for government, academic, business, and non-governmental organizations among other sectors, to advance our understanding about the extent of human exposure to PFAS and to reduce or prevent PFAS exposure.
- Jonathan M. Samet, Colorado School of Public Health (Chair)
- John L. Agate, Colorado School of Public Health
- Rula Deeb, Geosyntec
- Elizabeth Harriman, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
- Philip R.S. Johnson, The Heinz Foundation
- Patricia L. Mabry, Health Partners Institute
- Elsie Sunderland, Harvard University
- Ellen Mantus, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology
- Stephanie Johnson, Water Sciences and Technology Board
- Marilee Shelton-Davenport, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology