General University of Maine Publications

Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2023

Abstract/ Summary

The University of Maine PFAS+ is a multi-disciplinary initiative that focuses on the emerging PFAS pollution crisis and its cascading environmental and societal impacts. The plus sign indicates the breadth of the impacts that PFAS has on society, other emerging environmental pollutants, as well as the transformative and novel approach that UMaine realizes.


To mitigate the PFAS crisis and its consequences safely and sustainably in Maine and beyond.


To address through research and development the multifaceted challenges posed by PFAS pollution.


Strategic planning of PFAS mitigation efforts, coordination of high quality PFAS analysis and conducting cutting edge research that is driven by federal and state agencies, University of Maine researchers and impacted stakeholders. The long-term goals of the initiative are to unravel PFAS pollution pathways, and develop safe and sustainable mitigation approaches involving new materials, devices, technologies, processes for food, water and environmental safety. The initiative also aspires to create transparent PFAS communication framework to minimize public health hazards.


publisher's version of the published document

Rights and Access Note

This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. In addition, no permission is required from the rights-holder(s) for non-commercial uses. For other uses, you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s). For more information, contact Special Collections.



Rights Statement

In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted