Biomonitoring California Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting, August 2013
Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting
The California Endowment Oakland Conference Center
1111 Broadway, 7th Floor, Oakland, CA
August 14, 2013: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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George Alexeeff, Director, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)
Overview of the Meeting
Ulrike Luderer, Chair, Scientific Guidance Panel (SGP)
Document: Sample Results Return Materials (not actual results)
Presentation: California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
Presentation: Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
Potential Role for Biomonitoring in Assessing Pollutant Burden
Presentation: Gina Solomon, Deputy Secretary for Science and Health,
California Environmental Protection Agency
Panel Discussion with Guest Speakers
Panel and Guest Speaker Discussion
Afternoon session wrap-up
Chemical Selection Planning
>> Screening of selected pesticides for possible future consideration as candidates for biomonitoring
- Glufosinate ammonium, glyphosate, imidacloprid, propanil
>> Update on other chemical selection activities
Document: Screening of Four Pesticides for Possible Future Biomonitoring
Panel Discussion and Recommendations
Open Public Comment Period
Wrap up and Adjournment
Biomonitoring California and Its Scientific Guidance Panel
The Scientific Guidance Panel (SGP) of the California Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program (codified at Health and Safety Code section 105440 et seq.; also known as Biomonitoring California) was established in legislation (SB 1379, Perata and Ortiz, Chapter 599, Statutes of 2006) to provide scientific oversight to the Program. The Program is a collaboration of three departments in California state government: the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). The Program measures levels of environmental contaminants in California residents. This information will be used to identify emerging environmental hazards and to evaluate the effectiveness of existing environmental programs. Biomonitoring data will ultimately be used by policy-makers to protect Californians from environmental contaminants through better environmental programs and laws.
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