The EcoAction Committee of the Green Party of the United States is holding a webinar on the PFOA / S Forever Chemicals which have contaminated drinking water supplies across the country.
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is one of a group of related chemicals known as perfluorinated alkylated substances (PFAS). This group of chemicals is commonly used in non-stick and stain-resistant consumer products, food packaging, fire-fighting foam, and industrial processes. On June 15, 2022, EPA issued interim updated drinking water health advisories for PFOA and PFOS. The updated advisory levels, which are based on new science and consider lifetime exposure, indicate that some negative health effects may occur with concentrations of PFOA or PFOS in water that are near zero. These interim health advisories will remain in place until EPA establishes a National Primary Drinking Water Regulation.
Our featured speakers for the event are:
Professor David Bond of Bennington College, who has worked on PFOA issues with the Hoosick Falls NY water supply and the burning of PFOS chemicals by the Pentagon at the Norlite hazardous waste incinerator in Cohoes NY (across the street from a public housing complex), and
Sonya Lunder, who is the Senior Toxics Policy advisor for the Sierra Club and will speak to the latest regulatory actions by US EPA on this topic.
Pat Elder is a Green Party candidate for Lt. Governor in Maryland with the Wallace-Elder campaign. Pat is nationally recognized for his work that involves testing surface water and seafood for PFAS compounds.
The event is part of EcoAction’s regular committee meeting the second Monday of each month at 9 PM ET (6 PM PT). You can register for the Sept 12, 2022 event at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpd-6trDoiGNOolXYBu18-HPEKTVsAWyRx
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- September 12, 2022 at 9:00pm – 11pm
EcoAction Committee of the Green Party
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