• Thu. Apr 25th, 2024

Experts to Gather in Raleigh to Review PFAS Exposure Assessments and Provide Health Risk Guidance

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 2, 2024
Panel of Secretaries to investigate effects of PFAS

Experts in various fields will be meeting on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Raleigh to review exposure assessments from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) compounds. The Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board, which advises the departments of Environmental Quality and Health and Human Services, will be providing guidance on existing health risk data.

Exposure assessments are essential in determining whether a community has been exposed to specific substances in their environment. The public is welcome to attend the meeting in person at the Archdale Building in Raleigh or listen online via WebEx using the provided webinar number and password. In-person attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a public comment period by signing up upon arrival.

The agenda for the meeting will also cover updates on a PFAS rulemaking package and peer-reviewed studies published since the board’s 2023 recommendation on PFMOAA, a PFAS unique to North Carolina. Additionally, discussions will be held on human health risk data for 1,4-Dioxane in drinking water. This substance is a solvent used in manufacturing other chemicals and is a trace contaminant in certain consumer products, such as cosmetics, detergents, and shampoos, according to the CDC.

The Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board is composed of experts in toxicology, public health, ecology, engineering, and other relevant fields. They serve to provide guidance and support to the departments of Environmental Quality and Health

By Samantha Nguyen

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