Jul

    Emergence of PFAS: A Public Health Concern?

    12 PM EDT

    AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
    Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
    Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts Committee

    Emergence of PFAS: A Public Health Concern?

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017
    12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern
    Committee Program Call

    Program Description: 
    PFAS – per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances – are compounds that have been relied upon by various industries – including apparels and metal plating – for decades.The widespread use of PFAS in consumer products has resulted in their presence in landfills and wastewater treatment plant discharges. Factories that manufactured or used PFAS may have impacted groundwater up to distances of several miles.  Moreover, the widespread use of aqueous film forming foams for firefighting has impacted localized areas. More than 6 million people in the United States are currently drinking water containing PFAS above the EPA’s Health Advisory Level (HAL) of 70 parts per trillion, and most people have PFAS in their blood at a median level of 2.0 parts per billion. How concerned should we be about PFAS? Arguably, EPA’s HAL is highly protective, but how safe is safe? Further, we will explore the impact the current regulatory framework will have on response actions in several states. Does the cost outweigh the benefit? Join Russ Abell and Stephen Zemba of Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc., and Matthew Thurlow, Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins LLP for a discussion of PFAS, including the toxicological science that led to the development of EPA’s HAL for PFAS in drinking water and a review of cases concerning the causal link between PFAS and health effects.

    Moderator:
    Ronnie Gosselin, Alston & Bird LLP, Atlanta
     
    Speakers:
    Matthew Thurlow, Latham & Watkins LLP, Washington, D.C.
    Russ Abell, Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc., New Hampshire
    Stephen Zemba, Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc., New Hampshire

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    Emergence of PFAS: A Public Health Concern?

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    Teleconference

    Date

    Jul 11, 2017

    2017-07-11T12:00:00-04:00 2017-07-11T13:00:00-04:00 Emergence of PFAS: A Public Health Concern?

    AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
    Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
    Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts Committee

    Emergence of PFAS: A Public Health Concern?

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017
    12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern
    Committee Program Call

    Program Description: 
    PFAS – per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances – are compounds that have been relied upon by various industries – including apparels and metal plating – for decades.The widespread use of PFAS in consumer products has resulted in their presence in landfills and wastewater treatment plant discharges. Factories that manufactured or used PFAS may have impacted groundwater up to distances of several miles.  Moreover, the widespread use of aqueous film forming foams for firefighting has impacted localized areas. More than 6 million people in the United States are currently drinking water containing PFAS above the EPA’s Health Advisory Level (HAL) of 70 parts per trillion, and most people have PFAS in their blood at a median level of 2.0 parts per billion. How concerned should we be about PFAS? Arguably, EPA’s HAL is highly protective, but how safe is safe? Further, we will explore the impact the current regulatory framework will have on response actions in several states. Does the cost outweigh the benefit? Join Russ Abell and Stephen Zemba of Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc., and Matthew Thurlow, Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins LLP for a discussion of PFAS, including the toxicological science that led to the development of EPA’s HAL for PFAS in drinking water and a review of cases concerning the causal link between PFAS and health effects.

    Moderator:
    Ronnie Gosselin, Alston & Bird LLP, Atlanta
     
    Speakers:
    Matthew Thurlow, Latham & Watkins LLP, Washington, D.C.
    Russ Abell, Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc., New Hampshire
    Stephen Zemba, Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc., New Hampshire

    You must pre-register to participate.

    Upon registration, you will receive the dial-in.

    Section Member Price: $0

    Non-Member Price: $20

    Please note, your registration is not complete until you hit the Process Now button.

    This program will not offer CLE.

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