Workshop B – Demystifying the PFAS Science: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Science Behind PFAS Lifecycles, Toxicology, Testing and Remediation

May 29, 2024 1:30pm – 05:00 PM

Andrew Knight
Chemist, Principal Member of the Technical Staff
Sandia National Laboratories

Sarah Parker, Ph.D.
Senior Managing Scientist

Andrew Patterson
Technical Director, VP of Innovation and Development
Eurofins Environment Testing America

Jay West
Senior Director, Chemical Products and Technology
American Chemistry Council

In this comprehensive workshop, attendees will benefit from a critical discussion of the current state of PFAS science. Our panel of experts will break down the latest advances in understanding Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, how harmful they really are, how companies can most accurately test their products, and more. Topics of discussion will include:

  • What are PFAS chemicals?
  • Do PFAS chemicals really last “forever?” – what does the science show?
  • Analyzing different PFAS exposure pathways and exposure levels by life stage
  • How harmful are PFAS really?
    • Analyzing health effects studies of both PFOA and PFOS
    • Deciphering health effects studies on animals vs. humans
  • Breaking down the various PFAS testing options, the science behind the testing methodologies, and making sense of the results
    • Approaches for measuring PFAS environmental releases
    • Discerning the levels and volumes of PFAS in your products, and understanding the most accurate testing methods for different types of products