Sanborn Head's Steve Zemba and Harrison Roakes Presenting at 2016 Water Resources and Sustainability Symposium

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Sanborn Head's Steve Zemba and Harrison Roakes Presenting at 2016 Water Resources and Sustainability Symposium

Sanborn Head's Steve Zemba, PE and Harrison Roakes are presenting at the New England Water Works Association's 2016 Water Resources and Sustainability Symposium - Emerging Water Quality Threats to Drinking Water Sources: Responses, Risks, and Communication on October 27, 2016!

 Their presentation will be on “The Emergence of PFCs”. Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) have for many years been included on emerging contaminant lists, but recently have drawn considerable attention because of (1) their widespread discovery in drinking water wells across the northeast, and (2) the U.S. EPA’s issuance of a stringent Lifetime Health Advisory (LHA) for drinking water. PFCs are ubiquitous in the environment, do not degrade, and bioaccumulate in humans. This presentation will discuss the environmental sources of PFCs, their properties, and relevant exposure pathways; explore aspects of PFC toxicity and fate-and-transport; and explain the basis of EPA’s 70 ng/l (parts per trillion) LHA. Also, the unique chemical properties of PFCs will be covered that lead to its stable presence and rapid transport in water systems. Additionally, the potential importance of airborne transport will be discussed.

 For more information about the event, follow this link: http://ow.ly/YqbN305tOmq

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