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Lakes Talks--Forever Chemicals: PFAS in the Green Bay Watershed
In the April installment of Wisconsin Sea Grant's "Lake Talks," Sarah Balgooyen will discuss "Forever Chemicals: PFAS in the Green Bay Watershed."

PFAS are a category of chemicals frequently found in firefighting foams, Teflon and many other common products. They are a hot topic in water research because they are estimated to contaminate the drinking water of 16.5 million people in the United States alone, and much more needs to be understood about these chemicals.

One site of concern in Wisconsin is the Tyco Fire Products facility in Marinette. These concerns involve not only drinking water from private wells in the area, but also the possibility for contaminants to get into the bay of Green Bay and, ultimately, out into Lake Michigan.

Balgooyen, who completed her Ph.D. at UW-Madison in 2019, has been studying this area as the J. Philip Keillor Water Science Fellow at Wisconsin Sea Grant.

In this informal science talk, Balgooyen will talk about her research process and what she's found so far. There will also be time during the hour for audience questions. This Zoom webinar is free and open to all.

Apr 15, 2021 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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