PFAS and Health Impacts: What Frontline Communities Need to Know

Environmental Health Project (EHP) continues to explore the health risks of PFAS chemicals since it was revealed that PFAS, or chemicals that break down into PFAS, are being used in shale gas development. In this webinar, we further explore health impacts from exposure to PFAS focusing on female reproductive outcomes with Dr. Sue Fenton from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. We will then look at what frontline communities need to know and how to work to mitigate exposures with Dr. Tasha Stoiber of the Environmental Working Group. Following the presentations, Dr. Ned Ketyer, Medical Advisor for EHP, will moderate a discussion.
Visit the event webpage for more information and to register.

Clean Energy Justice Convergence

PA IPL is joining with local partners, including the Clean Energy Convergence, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Breathe Project, Ohio River Valley Institute, FracTracker Alliance, Environmental Health Project, Women for a Healthy Environment, Valley Clean Air Now, Center for Coalfield Justice, Clean Air Council, Environmental Integrity Project, Re-!magine Beaver County, Protect PT, Fenceline Watch, The Natural History Museum, and PennFuture to promote a series of events from Tuesday, 9/20, through Friday, 9/23.

These events are timed to coincide with the 2022 Global Clean Energy Action Forum (GCEAF) and are designed to demonstrate the price we pay in dollars and in human & environmental health due to continued support of the fossil fuel industry. Our group seeks to encourage GCEAF attendees to support truly clean energy policies & initiatives, particularly in frontline communities, by highlighting the human & environmental health impacts that are visible & invisible in Southwestern PA. You can find the full range of planned events on the event’s website.

Join PA IPL & Clean Energy Justice Convergence Partners

Thursday, 9/22, 10am – 2pm
Schenley Plaza, Oakland Neighborhood, Pittsburgh, PA

10am
Lummi Nation Totem Pole Welcome & Water Ceremony

Noon
Press Conference & Rally

Please email Kathy Hrabovsky at outreach@paipl.org to let us know you will be joining us in the Lummi Welcome Ceremony & Rally. We will meet under the tented pavilion at Schenley Plaza, at 9:45am. Please share throughout your network.

If an evening event is more convenient, please consider registering for the Clean Energy Justice Roundtable at Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens on Thursday evening. We will automatically send you a meeting link after you register.

Learn more about the Clean Energy Justice Roundtable at Phipps Conservatory
Thursday, 9/22, 5:30-7pm
1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Register for the Roundtable Here

In hope for a clean & just tomorrow!