Virtual Event – June 15, 2021 (9:00 – 10:30 AM PDT)
Cost: $25 SWANA members; $40 non-members
PFAS – they are everywhere! Including site runoff, groundwater, compost and digestate…
PFAS are a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and many other chemicals. They are a common group of substances that are found in almost every household item and in a wide array of products such as non-stick cookware, stain resistant furniture and carpets, wrinkle-free and water repellent clothing, cosmetics, lubricants, paint, pizza boxes and many other everyday products. They have been manufactured and used in a variety of industries around the globe, including in the United States since the 1940s. PFOA and PFOS have been the most extensively produced and studied of these chemicals. Both chemicals are very persistent in the environment and in the human body – meaning they don’t break down and they can accumulate over time. There is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse human health effects.
PFAS is becoming one of the greatest environmental challenges for the solid waste industry. Although Canada is starting to register this concern, the United States has been leading the way in terms of research, environmental protection and regulatory compliance.
SWANA Pacific is excited to host the educational webinar on PFAS:
- What is PFAS?
- Why is PFAS an environmental and health concern?
- How is PFAS affecting the solid waste industry?
- What is the United States doing to address this emerging concern?
- How is the Canadian government dealing with this issue?
Join our educational webinar today!
SWANA Pacific uses the Zoom Platform for our training and webinar events. There is a dial-in option available however participants must confirm ahead of time with phone number in order to be admitted to the event.
SWANA is pleased to award 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for those in attendance.
Please note this event will be recorded.