As scientists and innovation advisors, we weigh consumer perceptions and fears about health effects of emerging contaminants, not only with the science and actual risk but also with our concerns as parents. This was the case with earlier work on perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs).
It’s challenging to destroy PFAS compounds using currently available technology options. We work with organizations to help them adjust operations to respond. When our client was considering funding the development and commercialization of an early-stage PFAS-destruction process, we helped them make the right investment decisions.