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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 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • PFAS
  • Microplastics
  • Pharmaceuticals or herbicides in an aquatic setting


  • Along with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, wrote statewide standards for levels of PFAS in 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.