Confronting the ‘Forever Chemical’: Community Responses to PFAS Contamination in the Upper Midwest
‘Forever chemicals’ are known for repelling water and have been used for decades in Teflon cookware, fabric treatments like Scotchgard, and fire-fighting foams. These extremely persistent chemicals are linked to groundwater contamination and adverse human health effects. Thomas Pearson, Professor of Anthropology at UW-Stout, followed his muse to trace community responses to PFAS contamination across four interconnected sites in three adjoining states, including a fire-fighting foam production factory and military bases in Wisconsin. Professor Pearson presents an engaging discourse on his findings.
Age: All Ages
Wed. Feb. 5 7-8:30pm
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LocationUnitarian Universalist Church Community Room
421 S. Farwell St.
Eau Claire, WI 54701