Finding PFAS with a Particle Accelerator: The Intersection of Science and Policy


Location: Room 101 - Jordan Hall of Science

Graham Peaslee, professor of physics, will describe how the new St. Andre accelerator facility in the Nuclear Science Laboratory is being used for several types of societal applications of nuclear science. It's now being used to screen an emerging class of chemicals of concern: Per- and Polyflourinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS). These are ubiquitous in our textiles, packaging, personal care products and other items, and policy changes may result from public attention surrounding the findings discovered with the accelerator.

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