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Review of PFAS Effects by the Secretaries’ Science Board

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Apr 2, 2024

During a meeting scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday in Raleigh, state officials will consult the panel of experts on the Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board for guidance on existing PFAS health risk data. The board, which advises the departments of Environmental Quality and Health and Human Services, will compare exposure assessments from the CDC and EPA on PFAS compounds. Exposure assessments involve measuring the amount, frequency, and duration of exposure to determine if a community may have been exposed to a certain substance in their environment.

The meeting will be held at the Archdale Building in Raleigh, with options for in-person attendance or online listening through WebEx using the provided webinar number and password. The agenda includes updates on a PFAS rulemaking package and recent peer-reviewed studies on PFMOAA, a unique PFAS found in North Carolina. Additionally, the board will address human health risk data related to 1,4-Dioxane in drinking water, a solvent used in manufacturing and found in trace amounts in certain consumer products.

The Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board is comprised of experts in toxicology, public health, ecology, engineering, and related fields to support the work of the Environmental Quality and Health and Human Services departments. For more information on the board and access to past meeting recordings, visit the website for details.

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