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PFAS Community Discussion

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Summary: Better Understand PFAS and How It Affects Your Community

Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a family of chemicals that impact almost 97% of people. PFAS can result in environmental and human health risks.

Learn more about PFAS sources, health risks, and solutions, and get answers to your questions.

To register, visit glitec.tiny.us/PFASEvent


What to Expect:

  • Intended Audience: This event is intended for community members, health care professionals, environmentalists, policymakers, and anyone interested in learning more about PFAS and its impact on Tribal communities.
  • Guest Speakers: Gavin Dehnert, Emerging Contaminant Scientist with Wisconsin Sea Grant and University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Role in PFAS: Gavin explores the impacts of PFAS in aquatic ecosystems with an emphasis on bioaccumulation into harvestable goods and health and immune function.
    • Bio: Gavin went to undergraduate school at the University of Miami (Florida) where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in marine science and biology. Following his undergraduate degree, he went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he received his doctorate degree in integrative biology with a focus on aquatic toxicology. Outside of work, he enjoys pretty much anything outdoors, from hiking to triathlons.
  • Q&A Opportunities: Ask experts questions about PFAS
  • Networking: Connect with professionals and other Tribal communities
  • Raffle Prize: Free PFAS test and analysis for your home or workplace (does not include remediation efforts)