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Expert Panel Discusses Health Risks of Perfluorochemicals and 1,4-Dioxane in Drinking Water

BySamantha Jones

Apr 2, 2024
Panel of Secretaries to investigate effects of PFAS

The meeting of the Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board, made up of experts in various fields, will take place on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Raleigh to discuss existing PFAS health risk data. The board advises the departments of Environmental Quality and Health and Human Services on exposure assessments from the CDC and EPA related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) compounds.

The public is welcome to attend the meeting in person at the Archdale Building or listen online via WebEx using the provided webinar number and password. In-person attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a public comment period by signing up upon arrival.

During the meeting, updates on a PFAS rulemaking package and peer-reviewed studies published since the board’s 2023 recommendation on PFMOAA, a PFAS unique to North Carolina, will be covered. Additionally, discussions will be held on human health risk data for 1,4-Dioxane in drinking water. This substance is a solvent used in manufacturing other chemicals and is a trace contaminant in certain consumer products, such as cosmetics, detergents, and shampoos, according to the CDC.

The Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board consists of experts in toxicology, public health, ecology, engineering, and other relevant fields who serve to provide guidance and support to the departments of Environmental Quality and Health and Human Services. For more information on the board and access to recordings of past meetings, visit their website.

By Samantha Jones

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