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Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances - PFAS

June 29 to July 01, 2016

Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances - PFAS

June 15-18, 2014, Idstein, Germany

Workshop program

Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances - PFAS
Fluorinated compounds in materials, humans and the environment current knowledge and scientific gaps

October 27-29, 2013, Copenhagen,

Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances - PFAS
November 7-9, 2012, Idstein, Germany

We allocate space and emphasis upon the topics of fate and the effects of PFAS such as human exposure, toxicology, ecotoxicology, risk assessment and the needs on regulation. We will provide an outline of analytical techniques with regard to monitor these compounds in their global distribution.
Some attention will be specifically devoted to research outputs from the European Union funded project, PERFOOD (PERFluorinated Organics in Our Diet), which concludes in 2012. Besides the appearance in the human diet, PFAS and polymers made with the aid of PFAS have been widely used in numerous consumer products.



June 15-17, 2011, Amsterdam

The Netherlands

The main objective of the workshop is to bring together specialists from around the world in order to present and discuss scientific and regulatory developments related to human exposure to Anthropogenic perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs).

Workshop program

Keynote lecturers

Abstract book


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Perfluorinated and polyfluorinated compounds in our diet

Valeriu Curtui(European Food Safety Authority, Italy)

EFSA Activities on Perfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFASs)

Dorte Herzke(Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Norway)

Perfluorinated alkylated substances in vegetables collected in four European countries; PERFOOD

Sebastian Felizeter(University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Uptake of perfluorinated alkyl substances by hydroponically grown lettuce

Christian Eschauzier(KWR & University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Impact of treatment processes on the occurrence of perfluoroalkyl acids in the drinking water production chain

Sources, Pathways and Analysis

Ludwig Gruber(Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, Germany)

Migration of poly- and perfluorinated compounds from food contact materials into food

Ondrej Lacina(Institute of Chemical Technology, Czech Republic)

Simple, high throughput UHPLC-MS/MS ultra trace analysis of perfluorinated compounds in foods of animal origin: milk and fish

Exposure, Toxicity and Regulation

Keynote: Tony Fletcher(London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom)

Epidemiology of PFOA and PFOS - new findings

Christa Cornelis(VITO, Belgium)

Exposure of the Flemish population to PFOS and PFOA

Jani Koponen(National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finland)

Fish consumption and perfluorinated compounds – risk or over-estimated threat

Round table discussion

Robert Buck(E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. Inc., USA)

Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFASs) in the environment: terminology, classification, and origins

Poster presentations

Session A: Perfluorinated compounds in our diet

Session B: Sources, pathways, analysis

Session C: Exposure, toxicity and regulations