Webinar on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: A Laboratory Primer

For those of you not attending ASDWA’s Annual Conference next week, please know that our friends at the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) are hosting a free webinar on this subject on October 17, 2016 from 1:00–2:00 pm ET.

Webinar Description:

Although per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs; sometimes known as perfluorinated chemicals) have been used since the 1950s, they are being detected more and more frequently in water supplies throughout the country. Public health/environmental agencies and laboratories have been called upon to assess public health risk, but laboratory capability and capacity is currently somewhat limited.   Join this webinar to learn about:

  • how EPA developed their May 2016 perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) (two types of PFASs) health advisories
  • advice on implementing PFAS EPA drinking water method 537 in your laboratory
  • a case study that outlines how the Minnesota Public Health Laboratory modified a drinking water method and initiated biomonitoring studies to address a local PFAS issue

Please register by October 15th through the link below and find more information at the link to the course flyer:
online registration
course flyer