PFAS in NH: A Primer for Community Growers
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October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a class of industrial chemicals associated with a variety of harmful health effects. In recent years, New Hampshire has identified several sources of PFAS into our natural resources (e.g., groundwater and private wells) such as well as our waste management infrastructure (e.g., wastewater, leachate, septage, and biosolids). While recent regulatory actions have reduced PFAS exposures in drinking water and other settings, communities often have questions about other potential PFAS exposures related to home gardening, foraging and agricultural products. This presentation will provide listeners with a understanding of what is (and isn’t) known of about PFAS, what we understand about PFAS occurrence in NH, and what is known about PFAS in NH biosolids that are used as fertilizer.
- Jonathan Petali, Toxicologist – Dr. Petali is the toxicologist for the Environmental Health Program at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. He joined the agency in 2018 and supports activities related to risk assessment, toxicological research and developing guidance to reduce exposures to harmful chemicals.
- Anthony Drouin, Residuals Management Section Supervisor – Anthony Drouin has been supervising the Residuals Management Section (RMS)at NHDES since March of 2020. Prior to supervising the section, Anthony was the Coordinator for RMS and has been leading the sludge and septage PFAS investigation for NHDES since joining the team in August of 2018.
This event is free and open to the public.
Reservation required as seating is limited, a zoom option is also available at registration: