CDC and ATSDR staff will hold public availability sessions on October 24, 2019 to kick-off the Pease Study and register participants exposed to PFAS through drinking water at the Pease International Tradesport in New Hampshire, the site of the former Pease Air Force Base. PFAS-REACH staff will attend the meeting and share information about the PFAS-REACH children’s health study. Read more…
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine is hosting a workshop from September 26-27, 2019 in Washington, DC to identify opportunities to understand, control, and prevent exposure to PFAS. The goal of the workshop is to explore opportunities across sectors to understand human PFAS exposure, and to reduce and prevent PFAS exposure. PFAS-REACH project leader, Dr. Laurel Schaider, will be speaking at the workshop. Visit the workshop website to learn more!
Andrea Amico, Co-Founder of Testing for Pease and community partner for PFAS-REACH, will be speaking at TedXPortsmouth on September 13, 2019, in Portsmouth, NH. Andrea is a mom turned nationally recognized clean-water activist. An occupational therapist with a master’s degree from Worcester State college, Andrea, her husband Joe, and three beautiful, amazing children: Sophia, Vinny, and Gia have lived in Portsmouth since 2007. She will speak about her experience advocating for clean water in her community. Visit the TedXPortsmouth website to learn more!
The Second National Conference on PFAS was held in Boston, June 10-12, 2019 at Northeastern University. The significant growth in the number of contaminated sites, public awareness, community organizing, public policy, advisories and regulation, scientific research, and media attention called us to once again bring together the array of participants and stakeholders that made the first conference so successful. Researchers and community partners from PFAS-REACH were on the conference organizing committee. You can find the schedule, recorded panels and presentations, and speaker biographies from the 2019 Conference on the PFAS website here.