ASTHOConnects: Federal Initiatives to Address Environmental PFAS Contamination

Apr 25, 2019 03:00pm -
Apr 25, 2019 04:00pm

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Event Description

Join ASTHO, national partners, and state health agency officials in learning more about federal initiatives to address the issue of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination across the country.

PFAS are a group of synthetic compounds found in a variety of commodities, with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) being two of the most regularly investigated PFAS. Contaminated drinking water is a common pathway of human exposure, but people can be exposed through other pathways, including ingestion of contaminated food.

This ASTHOConnects webinar is designed to inform state and territorial health officials and their staff about the ongoing federal initiatives to address environmental PFAS contamination and associated human exposures.

This webinar will primarily focus on initiatives from EPA and CDC/ATSDR. EPA will discuss the agency’s recently released PFAS Action Plan, as well as ongoing research efforts intended to assist public health officials in addressing this issue. CDC/ATSDR will share resources to help public health officials address PFAS contamination issues and describe ongoing and future efforts to assess human exposure to PFAS in the United States.

Featured speakers:

Andrew J. R. Gillespie, Ph. D.
Associate Director
US EPA/Office of Research and Development (ORD)/National Exposure Research Laboratory
ORD Executive Lead for PFAS R&D

Hannah Holsinger, MPH
Physical Scientist
US EPA/ Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water

Christopher Reh, Ph.D., M.S.
Associate Director
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Event Type:ASTHOConnects-Webinar
Early registration ends on Mar 20, 2019.
Regular registration starts on Mar 21, 2019 and ends on Apr 24, 2019.
Late registration starts on Apr 25, 2019.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

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