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Our Staff's new book on PFCs
This new volume provides a timely study on the environmental challenges from a specific class of perfluorinated chemical compounds (PFCs) that are now being recognized as a worldwide health threat. Recent studies report that levels of classes of PFCs known as polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl (PFASs) exceed federally recommended safety levels in public drinking-water supplies for 6 million people in the United States and that as many as 100 million people could be at risk from exposure to these chemicals.
These chemicals occur globally in wildlife and humans. Both PFCAs and PFSAs have been produced for more than 50 years, but have only become of interest to regulators and environmentalists since the late 1990s. Recent advances in analytical methodology has enabled widespread detection in the environment and humans at trace levels. These toxic chemicals have been found in outdoor and indoor air, surface and drinking water, house dust, animal tissue, human blood serum, and human breast milk. Of great concern to communities is the presence of these compounds in a number of drinking water supplies in the U.S. and other countries.
PFAS and Drinking Water
Perfluoroalkyls (PFAS) are a family of human-made chemicals that do not occur naturally in the environment. PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) and PFOS (perfluorooctanesulfonic acid) have been the most extensively produced and studied of these chemicals. They have been used to make carpets, clothing, fabrics for furniture, paper packaging for food and other materials (e.g., cookware) that are resistant to water, grease or stains. They are also used for firefighting at airfields and in a number of industrial processes. Because these chemicals have been used in an array of consumer products, most people have been exposed to them
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Our Staff's new book on oil and gas engineering
This is a major new handbook that covers hundreds of subjects that cross numerous industry sectors; however, the handbook is heavily slanted to oil and gas environmental management, control and pollution prevention and energy efficient practices. Multi-media pollution technologies are covered : air, water, solid waste, energy. Students, technicians, practicing engineers, environmental engineers, environmental managers, chemical engineers, petroleum engineers, and environmental attorneys are all professionals who will benefit from this major new reference source.
The handbook is organized in three parts. Part A provides an extensive compilation of abbreviations and concise glossary of pollution control and engineering terminology. More than 400 terms are defined.
Part B provides physical properties and chemical safety information. This part is not intended to be exhaustive; however it does provide supplemental information that is useful to a number of the subject entries covered in the main body of the handbook.
Part C is the Macropedia of Subjects. The part is organized as alphabetical subject entries for a wide range of pollution controls, technologies, pollution prevention practices and tools, computational methods for preparing emission estimates and emission inventories and much more.
No Pollution Enterprises is a comprehensive environmental litigation support firm that can provide consulting services for legal teams, businesses, and community activists to formulate solutions that improve environmental performance, reduce liabilities, and address legacy pollution problems. Our team and partners employ specialized skills, drawing upon chemical engineering and environmental management practices, to identify, quantify, and explain the sources of toxic releases from manufacturing operations. We provide analysis for multi-media releases, risk management evaluations, emissions inventory assessments, complete forensic reconstructions of industrial sites, air dispersion modeling, preparation of trial exhibits, and expert testimony. No Pollution has worked pollution problems across major market sectors including manufacturing, oil and gas, power, mining, and agriculture.
Our mission is to assist communities and workers and industries eliminate their risks from harmful pollution and unsafe work practices. We believe that citizens and employees should be afforded full disclosure of the negative impacts from industrial activities, both present and historical in nature. It is our belief that good corporate governance requires companies to commit to pollution prevention, safe work practices, transparency in quantifying and reporting releases from their facilities, and taking actions that exceed environmental statutory obligations. Simply meeting environmental statutory obligations is inadequate, especially in light of all the knowledge and understanding of the fate and transport of toxic chemicals that has amassed within the last five decades.