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The first ENDS TV Episode...
Toxic timebomb: Tackling the UK’s PFAS problem
27th February 2023 @ 15:30
Toxic PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) – a family of around 4,700 manmade ‘forever chemicals’ – are in the blood of almost everyone in the world. It’s a problem whose significance is understood in the US, where firms have paid out billions of dollars for PFAS liabilities.
But in the UK, regulation has been slow to catch up, despite evidence that the chemicals – linked to six major health issues – are now “ubiquitous” in the environment, according to the Environment Agency.
Join Rob Bilott , Peter van der Zandt , Julie Schneider , Crispin Halsall and Jamie Carpenter LIVE as they examine this emerging chemical threat, and its implications.
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Expect discussions on:
Hear everything you need to know about the story so far, the threat this toxic timebomb poses for the UK, and what environmental professionals can expect to come, including...
- How the net is tightening on PFAS around the globe
- What we know about the extent of PFAS contamination in the UK and the threat that it poses to humans and the environment
- The future of PFAS regulation in the UK, the progress of UK policymakers’ work to assess PFAS regulation and the likely regulatory outcomes
- The potential liabilities that investors, landowners, developers and other businesses may face as a result of tighter PFAS controls in the UK
Jamie Carpenter , editor, ENDS Report and ENDS Europe
Rob Bilott , Attorney at Taft Stettinius & Hollister, USA, and author of Exposure: Poisoned water, corporate greed, and one lawyer’s twenty-year battle against DuPont
Peter van der Zandt, director of risk management at the European Chemicals Agency
Julie Schneider , Campaigner CHEM Trust, United Kingdom
Crispin Halsall , professor of environmental organic chemistry Lancaster University