Biomonitoring California Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting, July 2019


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 and Major Priorities (~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
       Document: Preliminary Screening of Quaternary Ammonium Compounds
       Background Materials:
              Preliminary screening of pesticide classes (2016)  
              Preliminary screening of classes of chemicals used in UV applications (2016)   
       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

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 

Enter the meeting number: 925 943 096 and click on the highlighted arrow
Enter the password: BiomonitoringCA and click on “OK”
Select “Join Meeting”

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: 925 943 096

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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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