PFAS in Drinking Water to be Discussed at Water Quality Meeting
March 22, 2018

The general public is becoming increasingly concerned that unregulated chemicals may be present in drinking water. On March 26, 2018, Integral Consulting toxicologist Heather Summers will examine the current status of regulations, science, and risk communication challenges surrounding perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), which have been used in a broad range of applications including fire-fighting foams, non-stick coatings, food packaging, and many other industries. During her presentation, Ms. Summers will explain the difference between legacy PFAS and current chemistries; discuss the underlying exposure, toxicology, and epidemiological data; and highlight how uncertainty has been addressed in the current federal and state drinking water and groundwater standards.

Held in Denver, Colorado, the annual Water Quality Association convention offers water treatment professionals an opportunity to network and stay current on policy initiatives related to all aspects of the drinking water treatment industry. Ms. Summers will deliver her presentation “Toxicity of PFCs: How did we get here from there? Key messages for water consumers regarding PFAS in drinking water” from 10:00 to 10:25 a.m. on March 26 at the Colorado Convention Center.

Integral has performed numerous projects and delivers a full range of services related to emerging contaminants, including PFAS:

  • Toxicity evaluations and risk assessment
  • Fate and transport evaluation
  • Remediation engineering and treatment system design
  • Cost estimating and litigation support
  • Multimedia environmental monitoring
  • Stakeholder communication
  • Regulatory support.

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For more information, contact Heather Summers at, Janet Anderson, Ph.D., DABT, at, or Philip Goodrum, Ph.D., DABT, at

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