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PFAS Uses & Alternatives (webinar)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
1:30 PM

Please join NEWMOA for a webinar on the prevalence of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment and the risk it might pose to the public. 

1:30 to 3:00 (Eastern) 

Liz Harriman, Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute will present PFAS: Avoiding Regrettable Substitutes. PFAS have a myriad of uses, and reducing or eliminating PFAS at the source often requires substituting another material or chemical. This presentation will give an overview of the range of PFAS chemicals, examine selected uses and discuss approaches for moving to safer alternatives.

Mike Schade, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Mind the Store Campaign will present Phasing-out PFAS in Food Packaging at Top Grocery and Fast-food Chains. This presentation will outline where PFAS has been found in the food packaging at top grocery and quick-service restaurant chains, and how advocates have driven major food retailers to adopt public commitments to phase-out and ban PFAS in food contact materials. Information about resources identifying alternatives and policy recommendations for grocery stores and quick-service restaurant chains will be shared.


FREE for federal, state, and local government officials
 only (read Note 1 below).  All others must pay with a credit card when registering. The fee is $75 with a reduced rate of $25 for non-profit organizations, students, and academics (read Note 2 below). If the fee is a true barrier to your attendance, please contact Jennifer Griffith at jgriffith@newmoa.org to see if it can be reduced or waived. 

Register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5580920224477397004
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Note 1:
 In order to bring the cost to zero, government officials should enter the discount code (case sensitive): GOVT
Make sure to use your government email address when registering so NEWMOA can easily validate your registration.

Note 2: In order to bring the cost to $25, non-profit organizations, students, and academics should use the discount code (case sensitive): NGO
Make sure to use your .org or .edu email address when registering so NEWMOA can easily validate your registration.


Note: This webinar is presented for informational purposes. The views expressed do not necesssaily reflect those of each of the NEWMOA-member states and and the strategies and technologies discussed should not be considered an endorsement by NEWMOA or its members.

 

 

For more information, contact Jennifer Griffith at .

 

 

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