"Creating a Better Tomorrow: PFAS Contamination in the Greater Dayton Area" Presentation and Trailer



Micah Kai-Wei Hung


Presentation: 9:00-9:40, Sears Recital Hall



The objective is to make a documentary covering the topic of current issues of water contamination by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, a large family of chemicals commonly known as PFAS, in the greater Dayton area and how this contaminated water is affecting residents and businesses. This will be accomplished by producing a ten to fifteen minute video documentary, which is comprised of writing a script and compiling interviews to tell this story with appropriate footage, audio, and graphics. Although one could expect clean water in a developed country, there is current evidence that some ground and drinking water in Dayton, Ohio, is contaminated with human made chemicals. These chemicals are causing community members to be at risk. This documentary about PFAS contamination will bring social awareness and could lead to environmental sustainability on the issue of PFAS, especially in drinking and ground water in the greater Dayton area.

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Project Designation

Graduate Research

Primary Advisor

Gregory R. Kennedy

Primary Advisor's Department



Stander Symposium, College of Arts and Sciences

Institutional Learning Goals

Vocation; Critical Evaluation of Our Times; Practical Wisdom