“What Can We Do About PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals?’”

The Wellness Program will host the fourth installment of its Environmental Health series Thursday, Oct. 27, from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom. Kurt Rhoads, associate professor of civil engineering, will discuss forever chemicals. This event is open only to benefits-eligible faculty and staff.

Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are widely used, persistent chemicals that are found in air, water, human blood and food all over the world. PFAS can cause a wide range of health issues in humans, including cancer, decreasing fertility, increased cholesterol, and obesity. Experts believe governments, industries, nonprofits and other stakeholders should work together to limit the production and use of PFAS, following guidelines such as the Madrid Statement on PFAS. 

Titled “What Can We Do About PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals?’” this lecture will cover how consumers can reduce their exposures by choosing to consume products free from PFAS and altering their diet.

Register to attend this session. Those who are enrolled in the Environmental Health series are already registered for this presentation.