Webinar: PFAS in the Upper Potomac

Legacy Chemicals – PFAS in the Upper Potomac

Join Upper Potomac Riverkeeper, Brent Walls, on Wednesday, August 19th at 12 PM for a short webinar on PFAS Chemicals in the Upper Potomac River.

Water Wednesday:
Legacy Chemicals – PFAS in the Upper Potomac
Location: Online
Date: August 19th
Time: 12PM – 1PM


PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are a growing list of 5,000+ chemicals found in products like nonstick pans and food packaging, and commonly in firefighting foam often used on military bases and at commercial airports. PFAS don’t easily break down, and they can persist in your body and in the environment for decades. As a result of their pervasiveness, more than 95 percent of the U.S. population has PFAS in their bodies, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

PFAS represents a major public health concern in drinking water. Learn what steps Potomac Riverkeeper Network is taking to assess PFAS contamination in our rivers, and how you can help to limit that exposure.