The new Mark Ruffalo film Dark Waters puts highly fluorinated chemicals firmly back in the public spotlight, for good reason. Toxic PFAS pollution is now widespread, but the scene is dominated by vested interests seeking to maintain the status quo. With the EU set to announce the most wide-reaching reform of chemical safety laws in over a decade, notably the so-called “universal restriction on” PFAS, understanding this dense field is more crucial than ever. We have brought together three top independent researchers to explain the current state of knowledge for all professionals dealing with or interested in PFASs.
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Next to this, EEB draws to your attention a short report on the status and uses of PFASs in the EU, published a while ago: “PFAS – avoid the street light effect”.
Session 8: Fluoropolymers: structure, production and uses
By Dr Zhanyun Wang, ETH Zurich (CH)
Friday 9th September 2022, 14:00 (CEST)
Session 9: (Eco)toxicology of fluorinated polymers
By Dr Jamie DeWitt, East Carolina University (US) and Prof. Rainer Lohmann, University of Rhode Island (US)
Thursday 15th September 2022, 14:00 (CEST)
NEW! We have added one more session to this series of webinars:
Session 10: Fluoropolymer lifecycle considerations: a reason for concern?
By Prof Ian Cousins, Stockholm University (SE)
Thursday 29th September 2022, 14:00 (CEST)