Biomonitoring California Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting, March 2019

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
CalEPA Building, Sierra Hearing Room, 1001 I Street, Sacramento

CalEPA Building, Sierra Hearing Room, 2nd Floor, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA


Biomonitoring California
Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting

CalEPA Building, Sierra Hearing Room, 2nd Floor, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA
March 6, 2019: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

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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: Nerissa Wu, PhD, MPH, California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
        Panel Questions
        Public Comment
        Panel and Audience Discussion

Background Materials
        Laboratory Analytes Reported by Biomonitoring California
        Selected References for Panel Member Presentations

Chemicals in the Indoor Environment: Implications for Human Exposure and Health (~11:25 am)
        Presentation: Veena Singla, PhD, SGP Member
        Panel and Audience Questions

Lunch (~12:10 pm)

Non-targeted Screening of Marine Organisms and Drinking Water: Newly Identified
  Persistent Pollutants
(~1:30 pm)
        Presentation: Eunha Hoh, PhD, MSES, SGP Member
        Panel and Audience Questions

Persistent Organic Pollutants: Metabolic Effects and Dietary Interventions to
  Reduce Body Burdens
(~2:15 pm)
        Presentation: José Suárez, MD, PhD, MPH, SGP Member
        Panel and Audience Questions

Break (~3:00 pm)

Shaping Program Priorities – Input from Panel Member Research (~3:15 pm)
        Afternoon Discussion Questions        
        Panel and Audience Discussion

Open Public Comment (~4:15 pm)

Wrap-up and Adjournment (by 4:30 pm)

Meeting Participation and Comment

The order of items on the agenda is subject to change at the discretion of the Chair.

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

If you have materials relevant to an agenda topic that you would like to submit, please send an electronic copy to or by mail to Biomonitoring California (c/o OEHHA, 1515 Clay St., 16th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612). If you are unable to send the materials in advance, please bring 12 paper copies and one electronic copy of the materials to the meeting. Relevant materials will be made available to the SGP.

Biomonitoring California complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by ensuring that the facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, and by providing this notice and information in alternative formats when requested. If you have special accommodation or language needs, please contact the Program by telephone at (510) 622-3190 or by e-mail at TTY/TDD/Speech-to-Speech users may dial 7-1-1 for the California Relay Service. It is requested, but not required, that you 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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