A large group of chemicals known collectively as PFAS have been in use since the 1940s. Found in everything from firefighting foam to household cleaning products and even food containers, PFAS are persistent and bio accumulate over time. Drinking water sources in several Alaska communities are contaminated with PFAS. How dangerous are they to human health and what’s being done to clean them up? We’ll ask on the next Talk of Alaska.
HOST: Zachariah Hughes
- Pamela Miller, Executive Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT)
- Kristin Bridges, risk assessor and toxicologist, Geosyntec Consultants
- Kelly McLaughlin, chair, Gustavus PFAS Action Coalition
- The Department of Environmental Conservation has a basic overview of PFAS in Alaska
- ACAT recently released their report detailing threats to drinking water and public health in Alaska
- Related story: Governor’s top staff directed Alaska’s rollback of PFAS regulations
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