Conservation

Winter Speaker Series 2021: Risk to Drinking Water by Forever Chemicals, and Mitigation, with Abinash Agrawal, Ph.D.

Sunday, January 10, 2021
2:30pm - 3:30pm Eastern Online Event

Winter Speaker Series 2021: Risk to Drinking Water by Forever Chemicals, and Mitigation, with Abinash Agrawal, Ph.D.

January 10, 2021

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Log in with Aullwood Audubon for our yearly winter speaker series! The 2021 series, Conservation Champions, takes place online via Zoom and features a great lineup of conservation speakers on Sundays in January and February at 2:30 PM. 

On January 10th at 2:30 PM, join Abinash Agrawal, Ph.D., Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Wright State University, for "Risk to Drinking Water by Forever Chemicals, and Mitigation". Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances — also known as PFAS — are a group of manmade chemicals that came into use in the 1950s and 1960s in a wide variety of industries that manufacture products such as nonstick cookware, firefighting foams, fast food wrappers, and microwave popcorn containers. These chemicals are used in literally thousands of products around the globe. In 2016, communities in 27 states discovered that their drinking water was contaminated by PFAS compounds. Learn more about what these compounds are, how they get into our drinking water, and what health risks have been connected to these chemicals.

Registration for each event is $5 for Friends of Aullwood members and $10 for nonmembers. Register for one session or the entire series. Register for this event and others in the series by clicking the red "Register Now" button on this page or visiting https://aullwood.audubon.org/WSSRegister now. If you prefer to register by phone or want more information, please call 937-890-7360 or email AskUs@aullwood.org. Not a member? You can become a member of Aullwood now! Visit our membership page at https://aullwood.audubon.org/membership for information, call 937-890-7360 or visit Aullwood Farm at 9101 Frederick Pike during our regular hours. Visit https://aullwood.audubon.org/WSS to find out more about all of the 2021 Winter Speaker Series events and speakers. Thank you for supporting Aullwood's environmental programming!

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