Synopsis: PFAS - four letters that seem to be in the news everywhere you turn. What are they and why is everyone talking about them? This online course has been designed to give you a strong introduction to the topic.
Start Time: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8:30 AM
End Time: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:00 PM
Location: Off-Campus Location/S
Campus: Off Campus
Room: Online
City, State, Country: XX XX
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Category: Workshop, Course
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Contact Name: Carol Broccoli
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-7207
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PFAS is an acronym for members of a broad group of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. PFAS as a group contains categories and classes of durable chemicals and materials with properties that include oil, water, temperature, chemical, and fire resistance, as well as electrical insulating properties. Since approximately the 1940's, these characteristics have led to widespread applications in industry. From clothing to cookware and from packaging to firefighting foams, they have literally been used everywhere.

Now, due to the persistent nature of these substances in the environment and potential impacts to humans energetic examinations of occurrences in air, water, soils, and sediment are underway, accompanied by development of possible treatment and cleanup technologies. Let us be the ones to give you the information you need to start off on the right foot as we face this new environmental challenge. Industry experts and scientists will present the facts you need for a strong footing as you plan how to best proceed!

Target Audience: Alumni,  General Public