Eliminating ‘Forever Chemicals’ from the World’s Water

Mar 12, 2024

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

PFAS are widely used, long-lasting chemicals that have caused widespread contamination in our air, water, and land. Compounds in PFAS are so strong that they don't degrade naturally and linger in the environment, earning them the label "forever chemicals." Studies have shown that PFAS exposure may be linked to harmful effects in humans and animals. In this panel, experts from government and academia will discuss how they are working together to overcome PFAS-related challenges by developing new technologies, approaches, and policies to detect, destroy, and ultimately replace these chemicals.

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Mohamed Ateia Ibrahim

US Environmental Protection Agency

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Leslie Hamilton

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

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