Biomonitoring California Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting, March 2015

Meeting Date & Time: Friday, March 13, 2015 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
Oakland, CA

The California Endowment Oakland Conference Center


Biomonitoring California
Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting
The California Endowment Oakland Conference Center
1111 Broadway, 7th Floor, Oakland, CA
March 13, 2015: 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 (OEHHA)

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

Program and Laboratory Updates
         Presentation: California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
         Presentation: Environmental Health Laboratory, CDPH
         Presentation:  Environmental Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
         Panel Questions
         Public Comment
         Panel Discussion

Updates from CDC’s National Biomonitoring Program
Presentation: Lovisa Romanoff, M.S., M.P.H., Health Scientist and Project Officer for State
                                    Biomonitoring and Mary Ellen Mortensen, M.D., M.S., Chief Medical Officer,
                                    Division of Laboratory Sciences, National Center for Environmental Health;
                                    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
         Panel Questions
         Public Comment
         Panel and Guest Speaker Discussion


Results of the
HERMOSA Study:  Reducing teenagers' exposures to phthalates and
phenols in personal care products

             Presentation: Kim Harley, Ph.D., Associate Adjunct Professor, Maternal and Child Health;
                                       Associate Director for Health Effects, Center for Environmental Research
                                       and Children’s Health; University of California, Berkeley
             Panel Questions
             Public Comment
             Panel and Guest Speaker Discussion


Potential Designated Chemicals:  Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs)

             Document: Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs)
                          (version posted March 3, 2015 with minor edits)
             Presentation:  Environmental Health Investigations Branch, CDPH
             Presentation:  OEHHA
             Panel Questions
             Public Comment
                          Letter from The FluoroCouncil
             Panel Discussion and Recommendations

Open Public Comment Period

Wrap-up and Adjournment

Meeting Participation and Comment

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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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