Webinar: PFAS, Endocrine Disruption, and Shale Gas Development

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The Environmental Health Project (EHP) and Halt the Harm Network (HHN) will host a webinar on PFAS, Endocrine Disruption, and Shale Gas Development on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 7 p.m. Registration for this webinar is available for free here. A recording of the event will be available in October 2021.

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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals,” are widely used in many consumer products and industrial applications. Because of their chemical structure, these substances do not break down, which results in their accumulation in the environment and in the body. Health impacts associated with exposure to PFAS are many and varied.

Join EHP and HHN as Dusty Horwitt, J.D., author of PSR's recently released report Fracking with “Forever Chemicals," discusses the evidence of PFAS within oil and gas operations, the problems with the lack of transparency, and the regulations needed to better protect public health.
 
In addition, Katherine Pelch, Ph.D., environmental health science and policy analyst and assistant professor at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, will discuss the health impacts of PFAS, focusing specifically on endocrine disruption. Dr. Pelch will also discuss the PFAS-TOX Database and regulation and exposure mitigation.

The webinar will be moderated by Makenzie White, MPH, LSW, Public Health Manager at EHP.