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Jason Conder, Jennifer Arblaster, and Jean Zodrow Coauthored Chapter on PFAS for Forever Chemicals

Jason Conder, Ph.D., (California), Jennifer Arblaster (Vermont), and Jeanmarie Zodrow, Ph.D., (Colorado) coauthored Chapter Eight of Forever Chemicals: Environmental, Economic, and Social Equity Concerns with PFAS in the Environment entitled "State of the Science for Risk Assessment of PFAS at Contaminated Sites" on July 29, 2021.

Jason Conder is a Principal Scientist based in California with more than 15 years of experience focused on risk assessment and contaminated sediments in contaminated site assessment and management, environmental toxicology, and ecological and human health risk assessment.

Jennifer Arblaster is a Project Scientist based in Vermont with eight years of experience in ecological and human health risk assessment, sediment site characterization, bioaccumulation modeling and evaluation of environmental quality criteria.

Jean Zodrow is a Senior Scientist at Geosyntec with more than 23 years of experience in risk assessment and environmental toxicology.

Forever Chemicals: Environmental, Economic, and Social Equity Concerns with PFAS in the Environment provides the reader with an understanding of the complex and interwoven issues associated with per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) in our environment. It provides in-depth perspective into various issues, including health, regulation, detection, clean-up strategies and technologies, and more. The book also addresses where indicators are pointing for future developments.

Abstract

Chapter 8 of Forever Chemicals: Environmental, Economic, and Social Equity Concerns with PFAS in the Environment, titled "State of the Science for Risk Assessment of PFAS at Contaminated Sites" presents an overview of the current state of human health and ecological risk assessment at contaminated sites impacted by PFAS. The current state of human health and ecological risk assessment at sites impacted by PFAS is constantly evolving as our understanding of exposure and toxicity of PFAS continues to develop.  Site-specific risk assessments primarily aim to understand the potential for human health and ecological risks that may occur at the point of releases, as well as risks that may occur off-site as a result of PFAS transport away from the initial point of release. This chapter provides an overview of human health and wildlife exposure pathways at PFAS contaminated sites, and for each pathway discusses the state of knowledge of drivers for risk-based management of contaminated sites, the screening levels available for site media, as well as site investigation and risk assessment tools for the exposure pathways. The chapter concludes with a discussion of data gaps resulting in uncertainty in PFAS risk assessment to provide insight into possible prioritization of data analyses needed to support to risk assessment for PFAS.

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About the book: https://www.routledge.com/Forever-Chemicals-Environmental-Economic-and-Social-Equity-Concerns-with/Kempisty-Racz/p/book/9780367456405
For consultation regarding risk assessment of PFAS, contact Jason at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Learn more about Jason: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/jason-conder
Learn more about Jennifer: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/jennifer-arblaster
Learn more about Jean: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanmarie-zodrow-15a5a814/