Biomonitoring California Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting, July 2019

Meeting Date & Time: Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
Oakland, CA

The California Endowment's Center for Healthy Communities Oakland, 2000 Franklin St., Oakland, CA 94612




Biomonitoring California
Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting
The California Endowment, Laurel Room, 2000 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA
July 25, 2019: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

All times shown below are approximate and subject to change

        Lauren Zeise, PhD, Director, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)

Overview of the Meeting
        Meg Schwarzman, MD, MPH, Chair, Scientific Guidance Panel (SGP)

Program Update (~10:15 am)
       Presentation: Robin Christensen, ScM, California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
       Panel Questions
       Public Comment
       Panel Input and Recommendations

Results from the Foam Replacement Environmental Exposure Study (FREES) (~11:15 am)
       Presentation: Rebecca Moran, SM, UC Davis
       Panel and Audience Questions
       Presentation: Kathleen Attfield, ScD, CDPH
       Panel and Audience Questions

Lunch (~12:25 pm)

Introduction to Afternoon Session (~1:25 pm)

Organohalogen Flame Retardants and Chemical Classes: National Academy of Sciences Report
       Presentation: Gina Solomon, MD, MPH, UC San Francisco (~1:30 pm)
       Panel and Audience Questions

Flame Retardants: Insights from Biomonitoring California Findings and Looking Forward
       Introduction to Discussion Session - OEHHA
       Discussion with Panel, Guest Speakers, and Audience (~2:10 pm)

Break (~2:55 pm)

Preliminary Screening of Potential Designated Chemicals for Future Consideration (~3:10 pm)
      • Quaternary ammonium compounds
       Presentation: Shoba Iyer, PhD, OEHHA
       Panel Questions
       Public Comment
       Panel Recommendations

Open Public Comment (~4:15 pm)

Wrap-up and Adjournment


Meeting Participation and Comment

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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

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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.

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