Emerging Contaminants in North Carolina Waters
October 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Save the Date!
On Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 10:00am – 12:30pm (EST), join the North Carolina Coastal Federation and partners to learn about ongoing research to test for and understand the effects of PFAS chemicals in our drinking water and environment.
This virtual public forum will allow researchers from the PFAS Testing Network to present findings from a two-year study on the environmental and health effects of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and the extent to which these compounds have infiltrated North Carolina’s waterways.
A collaboration of researchers from universities across the state, the PFAS Testing Network puts some of the nation’s leading scientists on this issue to work on critical research needs surrounding this environmental and health crisis. These results will help to inform the public, regulatory agencies and policymakers involved in this serious issue.
Registration will open soon, so check back to reserve your spot for this free, live-stream event.
Please mark your calendars for this important opportunity to hear key research findings from:
- Dr. Detlef Knappe, North Carolina State University
- Dr. Jamie DeWitt, East Carolina University
- Dr. Jason Surratt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Dr. Heather Stapleton, Duke University
- Dr. Ralph Mead, University of North Carolina Wilmington
- Sheila Holman, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
The North Carolina Coastal Federation organizes coastwide educational forums to provide unbiased, credible scientific information to our coastal residents and leaders. Sound scientific research is a critical step in informing policy, regulatory decisions and citizen actions to better protect our waters and natural coast. Please consider supporting our coastal protection efforts at nccoast.org/give.
To learn more about the federation’s work on emerging contaminants, sign up for email alerts, or view a recording of last year’s forum, please visit: nccoast.org/genx
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