Expert to Speak on PFOA
Gain a greater understanding of PFOA drinking water contamination on Monday, April 29, at 7 p.m., when Bennington College welcomes Dr. Cindy Hu, who will present ‘From Source to Dose: Modeling Human Exposure to Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances.’ This free event and will take place in the CAPA Symposium on campus. Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs), including PFOA, are a class of synthetic organic chemicals that have been in production since the 1950s. They are detectable in virtually all Americans and have been linked to a suite of adverse health outcomes including developmental, metabolic and immunotoxic effects. Due to their ubiquitous nature and wide industrial use, PFAS can be introduced to humans from many possible sources, including marine foods, drinking water and consumer goods. Hu is trained as an environmental health scientist with special focuses on human health risk assessment and decision science. Call 802-440-4399 or go to bennington.edu for details.