Living with PFAS (perfluorinated alkyl substances– Managing the Investigation, Waste, and Remediation Challenges

Thursday, August 15 • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

This webinar will provide an overview of the most pressing risk, remediation, and waste management issues associated with PFAS (perfluorinated alkyl substances).  There are thousands of individual PFAS chemicals, although only a handful have been studied or regulated. The webinar will discuss the toxicity and the adverse health effects linked to PFAS, regulatory management strategies, and current approaches for managing and remediating and PFAS-impacted soil and ground water. In addition, approaches used by the US Air Force to evaluate and manage PFAS contamination at their facilities will be discussed.

Members $99.00; Nonmembers $149.00


Dr. Doug Cox, Senior Toxicologist and Environmental Risk Assessor, GHD
Dr. Doug Cox has a PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology and is a full member of the Society of Toxicology. He has managed toxicology projects and risk assessment teams in both Australia and the US. Previously he has been a senior risk assessor for the Bureau of Land Management and a toxicologist for the US Air Force. Currently he provides toxicology support for GHD clients for PFAS and other chemical risk assessment projects.

Dr. Brian Howard, Toxicology and Risk Assessment Subject Matter Expert, Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC)
Dr. Brian Howard is the Toxicology and Risk Assessment Subject Matter Expert for the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC).  He has managed projects for the USACOEs and the US Air Force.  Previously he was a Director for TetraTech Inc. and a toxicologist for the US Air Force.  Brian was on the USAF’s PFOS/PFOA team for two and a half years and was the team lead for six months.

Doug Smith, North American Service Line Leader for Contamination, Assessment, and Remediation, GHD
Doug Smith is GHD’s North American Service Line Leader for Contamination, Assessment, and Remediation. He has more than 17 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry with experience managing complex environmental investigation and remediation projects at sites across Canada, United States, and Australia.  Doug has also been co-leading GHD's North American Emerging Contaminants working group, working to drive the collaboration and sharing of technical knowledge across the GHD global network with respect to emerging contaminants, including PFAS.  


Sergio Guerra, Senior Environmental Engineer, GHD
Sergio Guerra is a Senior Environmental Engineer with GHD. He has over 18 years of experience in Air Quality working as a researcher, a regulator, and currently as an environmental consultant assisting clients around the country. His research has been published in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Sergio holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Kansas.

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