Biomonitoring California Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting, August 2018


Biomonitoring California
Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting

The California Endowment, Laurel Room, 2000 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA

August 22, 2018: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Join the meeting via webinar, using WebEx, by following the instructions below
All times shown below are approximate and subject to change

Welcome and Panel Business
     Lauren Zeise, Ph.D., Director, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)

Overview of the Meeting
     Meg Schwarzman, M.D., Chair, Scientific Guidance Panel (SGP)

Program Update (~10:20 am)
     Presentation:  Nerissa Wu, Ph.D., California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
     Panel and Audience Questions

Biomonitoring California Findings on Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs)
     Presentation:  Jennifer Mann, Ph.D., CDPH (~10:45 am)
     Presentation:  Kathleen Attfield, Sc.D., CDPH
     Presentation:  Sabrina Crispo Smith, Ph.D., Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
     Panel and Audience Questions

Morning Session Discussion and Public Comment (~11:55 am)

Lunch (~12:25 pm)

Afternoon Session:  Measuring Exposures to PFASs in California – Next Steps (~1:25 pm)
          Background Material:
          List of Selected References
          Biomonitoring California Lab Capability for PFASs

          Presentation: Sara Hoover, M.S., OEHHA

     Urinary Biomonitoring for PFASs:  Pilot Results and Challenges (~1:35 pm)
          Presentation:  Antonia Calafat, Ph.D., Chief, Organic Analytical Toxicology Branch,
               Division of Laboratory Sciences, National Center for Environmental Health,
               Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
          Panel and Audience Questions

     PFAS Exposures: Insights from Environmental Data (~2:05 pm)
          Presentation:  Erika Houtz, Ph.D., Project Environmental Engineer and PFAS Analytical Lead,
          Panel and Audience Questions

     Guest Discussant Remarks (~2:35 pm)
          Presentation: Simona Bălan, Ph.D., Senior Environmental Scientist, DTSC
          Presentation: Darrin Polhemus, Deputy Director, Division of Drinking Water,
               State Water Resources Control Board
          Panel and Audience Questions

Break (~3:10 pm)

Afternoon Session (continued): (~3:25 pm)

     Panel Discussion and Public Comment
     Open Public Comment
     Brief Summary and Next Steps – Dr. Zeise

Wrap-up and Adjournment (by 4:30 pm)


Meeting Participation and Comment

Please send your comments or questions to

Attending the meeting in person

The meeting is being held at The California Endowment in downtown Oakland. The public is welcome to attend the meeting.  Follow these directions to reach The California Endowment by car, bike or public transit.

Join the meeting via webinar


Meeting identification number (access code): 924 409 283
Meeting password: aug22sgp

You will have the option to use computer audio or join the audio by phone.
If you wish to access the audio by phone, call 1-415-655-0002 (US Toll).
Access code: 924 409 283

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NOTICE OF WEBINAR RECORDING: We will be recording the WebEx session, which will capture the audio feed and materials displayed during the SGP meeting. As a participant in the webinar, you will be joining in “listen only” mode.  By joining this WebEx session, you consent to the recording of the meeting.


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General participation information

Members of the public and representatives of organizations are invited to participate in the SGP meeting in person or via webinar.  Public comments may be subject to time limits.

If you would like to submit materials relevant to an agenda topic, send a copy to or by mail to Biomonitoring California (c/o OEHHA, 1515 Clay St, 16th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612).  Relevant materials will be made available to the SGP.

Biomonitoring California complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  If you have special accommodation or language needs, contact the program at or (510) 622-3190. TTY/TDD/Speech-to-Speech users dial 7-1-1 for the California Relay Service.  If possible, contact us at least five days before the meeting so we can ensure that the necessary staff or equipment will be available for you at the meeting.

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