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Date and Location

November 1, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
T-520 Allison Dining Room


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​Concerns about the adverse impacts of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on environmental and human health are rising. Used in thousands of products since the 1940s, these so-called "forever chemicals" don't degrade easily in the environment or the human body. In response, governments around the world are accelerating efforts to regulate their use.

Please join the Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program for a seminar featuring Mary Gade and Kathleen Cantillon, Principals at Environmental Stakeholder Strategies. Drawing from their work on a PFAS contamination site in Wisconsin, Gade and Cantillon will discuss the issues facing regulators in addressing this emerging challenge, as well as potential solutions being explored by communities, companies, water utilities, and wastewater management systems.

Registration: Please RSVP using this link. Upon registering, virtual attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.
Accessibility: To request accommodations or for questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon ( in advance of the session.

Speakers and Presenters

​Mary Gade, former Director of Illinois Environmental Protection Agency; Kathleen Cantillon, Principal, Environmental Stakeholder Strategies