PFAS Compounds: An Emerging Group of Contaminants

PFAS
February 16, 2021

Join DLZ for a free, one-hour webinar to understand PFAS, or Poly- and Perfluorinated Alkyl Substances, a large group of manmade chemicals with useful physical properties. Considered an “Emerging Contaminant”, PFAS compounds are very stable and do not break down in the environment naturally like many other contaminants.

Why is PFAS a concern?
PFAS properties have a negative impact on the environment. These compounds are highly toxic with very low cleanup criteria. Since they do not easily break down by natural means, they remain in the environment for long periods of time. When animals or humans ingest these chemicals, they don’t get eliminated from the body easily. The compounds have been linked to health issues in humans when exposed even at very low concentrations (parts per trillion).

What Should Attendees Expect?
To gain an understanding of why PFAS is a concern, where it is found in the environment, and how to assess and mitigate PFAS impacts. DLZ has been involved in PFAS investigations and assessments since the onset of regulations and is active in site risk evaluation and mitigation.

Space is limited. Register today! Wednesday, February 24th, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST

Dale Corsi

Dale J. Corsi, PE, AAI
Project Engineer, Dale Corsi, PE, will discuss concerns associated with PFAS in the environment and the potential impacts to the use of surface water and groundwater resources, including potential human health effects, effects on biota, and management and treatment of contaminated water and soil. Mr. Corsi has more than 40 years of experience, including 12 years in chemical process design and operating experience. He has more than 28 years of environmental compliance and site remediation experience.