R744.com: Refrigerants’ Link to ‘Forever Chemicals’ Known as PFAS to be Addressed at ATMO AmericaR744.com:

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The link between certain f-gas refrigerants and PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) – the so-called “forever chemicals” that have come under global regulatory scrutiny for their harm to human health – will be addressed at the ATMOsphere (ATMO) America Summit 2023 on natural refrigerant-based HVAC&R systems.

This 12th annual edition of the conference will be held Monday, June 12, and Tuesday, June 13, 2023, in Washington, D.C., at the Renaissance Downtown. The event, addressing applications of natural refrigerants CO2 (R744), hydrocarbons and ammonia (R717), is organized by ATMOsphere, a market accelerator of natural refrigerant-based cooling and heating systems.

You can register for the event here and find the preliminary program and other information on the event website.  End users can register for free, and contractors/installers of HVAC&R systems are eligible to receive one free ticket per organization, with a 50% discount on additional tickets.

The PFAS panel discussion, scheduled for 1:30pm on June 12, will feature Robert Sussman Principal, Sussman & Associates, and former Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Bill Clinton; Tim Whitehouse, Executive Director of PEER (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility); Heidi Pickard, PFAS Researcher and Doctoral Student, Harvard University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; business consultant Tom Camp, CEO, AHR Edge; and Thomas Trevisan, Deputy Manager for Public Affairs, ATMOsphere.

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