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Congressional Updates Regarding PFAS

June 07, 2020 Kevin Ferrara Season 1 Episode 7
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Congressional Updates Regarding PFAS
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AFSO21 Radio The Weekend Wrap-up
Congressional Updates Regarding PFAS
Jun 07, 2020 Season 1 Episode 7
Kevin Ferrara

In this episode, host Kevin Ferrara recaps listeners with what panelists during the PFAS Discussion Panel spoke about as the continue their work with each other, environmental groups and of course Congress.

Host Kevin Ferrara explained Congress is currently looking at four topic areas consisting of:

  • Increasing funding for clean-up operations
  • Moratorium on AFFF incineration
  • Phase out of non-essential uses of PFAS
  • PFAS Blood Testing &PFAS Registry

Additionally, PFAS Discussion Panelists Diane and Paul Cotter spoke about continuing research of PPE that contains PFAS and has a significant impact on wearers. Panelist  Steve Kjonaas spoke about where we as a fire service community or even a society overall want regarding PFAS to include regulation.

As the podcast wraps up, host Kevin Ferrara speaks briefly about another location in the United States that is affected by AFFF contamination containing PFAS, Newcastle Air National Guard Base in Delaware where PFAS levels were recorded at 18,140 parts per trillion (ppt), over 259 times the EPAs Lifetime Health Advisory limit of 70 ppt.

Links discussed during this Podcast and PFAS Discussion Panel:


Show Notes

In this episode, host Kevin Ferrara recaps listeners with what panelists during the PFAS Discussion Panel spoke about as the continue their work with each other, environmental groups and of course Congress.

Host Kevin Ferrara explained Congress is currently looking at four topic areas consisting of:

  • Increasing funding for clean-up operations
  • Moratorium on AFFF incineration
  • Phase out of non-essential uses of PFAS
  • PFAS Blood Testing &PFAS Registry

Additionally, PFAS Discussion Panelists Diane and Paul Cotter spoke about continuing research of PPE that contains PFAS and has a significant impact on wearers. Panelist  Steve Kjonaas spoke about where we as a fire service community or even a society overall want regarding PFAS to include regulation.

As the podcast wraps up, host Kevin Ferrara speaks briefly about another location in the United States that is affected by AFFF contamination containing PFAS, Newcastle Air National Guard Base in Delaware where PFAS levels were recorded at 18,140 parts per trillion (ppt), over 259 times the EPAs Lifetime Health Advisory limit of 70 ppt.

Links discussed during this Podcast and PFAS Discussion Panel:


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