GMR Watershed Network March 2019

Topic: Water contamination, testing, and mitigation from detection of ‘per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances’ or PFASs. Speakers include representatives from Ohio EPA and MCD. We will hear from local experts on how the region is focusing on PFAS.

The event is FREE; an RSVP by reply email is appreciated to mlindsay@mvrpc.org.

Date:                Thursday, March 14, 2019

Time:                Noon to 1 PM – Bring-Your-Own Lunch and Networking (time to share your events and program updates)

                        1 PM to 3 PM – Regular Meeting

Location:          Wegerzyn Center, inside Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark;1301 E. Siebenthaler Road, Dayton OH 45414

What are PFAS? Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and many other chemicals. PFAS 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. (USEPA, 2019)