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Public Health Outcomes of PFAS Litigation 2019

Product ID: CA2936D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Understanding PFAS contamination issues

Per- and polyflouroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a broad class of manmade chemicals that can make products waterproof and greaseproof. Due to their multipurpose nature, PFAS are used to manufacture a variety of industrial and commercial goods, such as nonstick cookware, fast-food packaging, firefighting foam, dental floss, water-and-stain resistant clothing, and more. Because PFAS are so widely used—and because the chemicals do not easily break down—these compounds can be found anywhere, including water wells.1

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Understanding PFAS contamination issues

Per- and polyflouroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a broad class of manmade chemicals that can make products waterproof and greaseproof. Due to their multipurpose nature, PFAS are used to manufacture a variety of industrial and commercial goods, such as nonstick cookware, fast-food packaging, firefighting foam, dental floss, water-and-stain resistant clothing, and more. Because PFAS are so widely used—and because the chemicals do not easily break down—these compounds can be found anywhere, including water wells.1

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Robert Lee is a Thomas L. Shaffer Fellow at the Midwest Environmental Advocates (MEA) in Madison, where he works to bolster MEA’s capacity to protect Wisconsin’s water resources and the health of the communities relying on them. Robert earned a political science degree from the University of Arkansas and a law degree from the University of Notre Dame.

  • Receive an overview of PFAS-related issues
  • Understand the chemical properties, sources, and adverse health impacts of PFAS
  • Survey the current regulatory framework and ongoing efforts to increase regulation
  • Discuss measurable outcomes of PFAS-related litigation regarding public health and the environment
  • Environmental law attorneys
  • Civil litigators
  • Government lawyers
  • Administrative law attorneys
  • Public interest lawyers
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