What are PFAS and Why Should We Care?

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This episode takes listeners into the world of PFAS – otherwise known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances – which are types of man-made chemicals that have become a costly class of emerging contaminants worldwide. They are subject to increasing regulation by federal and state agencies as well toxic tort litigation, so it is important to know when to address these emerging contaminants as well as how to address them in the most efficient and cost-effective way.

Joe Picciotti, an attorney in the Harris See more +

This episode takes listeners into the world of PFAS – otherwise known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances – which are types of man-made chemicals that have become a costly class of emerging contaminants worldwide. They are subject to increasing regulation by federal and state agencies as well toxic tort litigation, so it is important to know when to address these emerging contaminants as well as how to address them in the most efficient and cost-effective way.

Joe Picciotti, an attorney in the Harris Beach Environmental Law and Commercial Real Estate practice groups, and Vince Dick, a Principal Consultant responsible for environmental permitting and remediation programs at Haley & Aldrich, provide an overview. They touch on the history of PFAS, major uses, why they are an emerging contaminate of concern and what to do about it. See less -

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