Our waterways can contain thousands of different toxic chemicals. Some can persist in the environment and accumulate in the bodies of animals; these ‘forever chemicals’ are harming wildlife and, ultimately, affecting humans too. What are these chemicals? Where do they come from? What impact do they have on the environment? And what can we do about it?
If you are an environmentalist, a scientist, or a concerned member of the public, join us for the first webinar in our Clean Water Champions series to learn all about toxic chemicals! Guest speakers will be discussing the diversity and volume of synthetic chemicals used across Canada, how they enter our waterways, the impact this is having on killer whales, the actions the government is taking to address this problem, and what we can do about it. PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) will be used as a case study to help us understand where these chemicals are coming from and what we can do about it.
These are interactive webinars that include guest speaker presentations, breakout room discussions, and a Q&A. Come and learn from environmental health and toxics experts from Environment and Climate Change Canada, BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, and Environmental Defence and take action to reduce water contaminants!