EnvIowa Podcast: Talking “forever chemicals” with Dr. David Cwiertny

Dr. David Cwiertny, photo taken by Tyler Chalfant

Tyler Chalfant | February 24th, 2020

Today’s episode features an interview recorded Feb. 19th with Dr. David Cwiertny, an environmental chemist in the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa, and Director of the Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC). Cwiertny talks about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, explaining how they can still enter our water years after they’ve been phased out of production, and how even minuscule amounts can pose a risk.

Listen here!

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