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PFAS Use and Regulations: Bridgette DeShields to Serve on Panel at Law Seminar

Integral Principal Bridgette DeShields will participate on a panel that will address challenges related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and the current regulatory landscape at a continuing legal education workshop on March 15, 2018. The lunchtime workshop will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Bar Association of San Francisco.

The panel will provide an up-to-date discussion on PFAS, what they are, how they interact with humans and the environment, how they are characterized and addressed in soil and water, and what regulators and private parties are doing to address PFAS in California.

Topics include

  • The use of PFAS in the U.S.
  • The current regulatory landscape governing PFAS and an outlook on what’s to come
  • PFAS’ unique chemistry, fate and transport, potential health effects, and implications for drinking water, including investigation and remediation tools
  • The presence of PFAS in products, solid waste, waste water, and drinking water in California
  • How California regulators and others are addressing PFAS in the environment.

Ms. DeShields is a specialist in regulatory strategy, site investigation, site remediation, sediment and water quality management, and environmental toxicology. She has managed programs ranging from large site investigations to screening and quantitative ecological and human health risk assessments. She has extensive experience with California regulatory and permitting programs.

For more information, contact Ms. DeShields at