The EPA’s failure to regulate PFAS is causing tremendous health and economic damage on Long Island.
PFAS, or per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) pose a major and growing threat to our health, water, and soil. A key cause for concern is that these so-called “forever chemicals” are toxic, do not break down in the environment, and bio-accumulate in the food chain— and in us.
This event will help inform residents, advocates, the media, stakeholders and elected leaders on important human health and environmental issues posed by PFAS pollution on Long Island and steps we can take to protect the health of our communities.
- Christopher Sellers (Moderator), Professor of History at Stony Brook University
- Phil Brown, University Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences at Northeastern University;
- Tim Whitehouse, Executive Director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility;
- Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director of Citizens Campaign for the Environment; and
- Kyla Bennett, Science Policy Director at Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.