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Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Newsletter - Fall 2019

PFAS in the water and soil: Why shouldyou care?, by Debra A. Kaden, PhD, ATS - The past year has seen an increased sensationalizing on the chemicalperfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in the media following the airing of the “ErinBrockovich-” style movie “Dark Waters” (November 2019). PFOS are part of a largerfamily of man-made chemicals, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), that areused to manufacture many everyday household products including Teflon/nonstickcookware, food packaging like pizza boxes, Scotchguard for shoes and fabrics, andfirefighting foam.

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