Biomonitoring California Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting, July 2014


Biomonitoring California
Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting
The California Endowment Oakland Conference Center
1111 Broadway, 7th Floor, Oakland, CA
 July 10, 2014: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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George Alexeeff, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., Director, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

Overview of the Meeting
Ulrike Luderer, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, Scientific Guidance Panel (SGP)

Program Update
        Presentation:      California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
        Panel Questions
        Public Comment
        Panel Discussion

Laboratory Update
        Presentation:      CDPH
        Presentation:      Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
        Panel Questions
        Public Comment
        Panel Discussion


Afternoon Session:  Introduction of Speakers and Opening Remarks
Dr. Luderer, Chair, SGP

Biomonitoring & Consumer Product Regulation in California
        Presentation:      Claudia Polsky, M. Appl. Sci., J.D., Deputy Attorney General,
                                    California Department of Justice
        Panel and Audience Questions

 Chemical Exposures from Cosmetics:  A Case Study of Nail Care Products
        Presentation:      Thu Quach, Ph.D., M.P.H., Research Scientist II,
                                    Cancer Prevention Institute of California

        Links related to speaker's presentation:
        California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative
        California Safe Cosmetics Program 

        Panel and Audience Questions


  Informing Safer Consumer Products Decisions through Biomonitoring
        Presentation:      Meredith Williams, Ph.D., Deputy Director,
                                    Safer Products and Workplaces Program, DTSC

        Links related to speaker's presentation:
        California Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Program
        DTSC Background Memo: Approaches to Product Category Identification for the 3 Year
        Priority Products Work Plan

        Panel and Audience Questions

Discussion with Guest Speakers
        Panel and Guest Speaker Discussion
        Public Comment
        Wrap-up of Afternoon Session

Open Public Comment Period

Wrap-up and Adjournment


Meeting Participation and Comment

The order of items on the agenda is subject to change at the discretion of the Chair.  Materials related to the meeting are posted on the Biomonitoring California website under the “Meetings” tab.

Members of the public and representatives of organizations are invited to attend and participate in the SGP meeting.  To ensure that the meeting proceeds on schedule and all commenters have the opportunity to speak, public comments may be subject to time limits.  If necessary, the time allotted for public comments will be divided equally among all the individuals wishing to speak.  Comments on an agenda item can also be sent to

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