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Gavin  Dehnert

Gavin Dehnert

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Expert on emerging contaminants--such as PFAS--that could potentially have adverse health effects on humans and negative effects on the environment.

Emerging Contaminants Scientist, Wisconsin Sea Grant, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • PFAS, microplastics, pharmaceuticals, herbicides used in aquatic settings


  • Along with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, wrote statewide standards for levels of PFAS in state drinking water.
  • Worked with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to set standards that consider effects on non-target organisms when applying herbicides in inland lakes.