Dealing with 'Forever Chemicals': PFAS in Drinking Water (California) 040324-10
Event Date & Time4/3/2024 10:00 AM - 4/3/2024 12:00 PM
Times listed are Pacific Time
Dealing with 'Forever Chemicals': PFAS in Drinking Water
2 California Drinking Water Contact Hours awarded
Contact Hours have been approved for the Registered Environmental Health Specialist Program.
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Date & Time:
The Dealing with 'Forever Chemicals': PFAS in Drinking Water training will be held on the following date and time:
April 3 | 10:00AM-12:00AM
This training is being held in Pacific Time.
PFAS contamination concerns are on the rise as more and more water systems, large and small, are discovering them in their water supply. PFAS is a group of man-made chemicals which include Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS). Known as “forever chemicals,” because they do not break down in the environment, PFAS compounds have been found widely in the environment, including thousands of groundwater sources throughout US. PFAS is now the #1 emerging threat to water systems. Studies are beginning to identify potential health risks associated with these forever chemicals.
This session probes into the origin of PFAS, the environmental and health concerns, and provides information for small systems about protecting public health.
Participants will learn:
· Why do we call PFAS "forever chemicals"?
· Where does PFAS come from and is it still manufactured?
· What are the environmental and health effects of PFAS?
· What are the current PFAS regulations for drinking water?
· What are PFAS treatment technologies for drinking water systems?
The recommended audience includes board members, managers, and operators.
This training will be hosted online on GoToTraining.
Scholarship & Fees:
Dealing with 'Forever Chemicals': PFAS in Drinking Water is a free training to attend.
Funding for this project has been provided in full or in part under the Safe and Affordable Funding for Equity and Resiliency (SAFER) Drinking Water Program through an agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the foregoing, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.
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