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EPA Tools and Resources Webinar: Prioritizing Contaminants for Monitoring and Management

The EPA Tools and Resources Webinar: Prioritizing Contaminants for Monitoring and Management, will be held on October 26, 2016 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM ET.
What you will learn:
An ever increasing range of chemical contaminants including pharmaceuticals, personal care products, current generation pesticides, perfluorinated compounds, flame retardants, etc. are being detected in the environment. States are faced with the challenge of evaluating which of these contaminants may pose risks to human or ecosystem health in the absence of national guidelines or standards (e.g., ambient water quality criteria). EPA ORD researchers and other federal partners are collaborating to develop methods and tools that integrate chemical monitoring with pathway-based bioactivity measurements. EPA ORD research toxicologist Dan Villeneuve of the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory’s Mid-Continent Ecology Division will provide an overview of these collaborative research efforts and how they will help provide screening-level assessments useful for identifying and prioritizing which emerging contaminants may warrant additional monitoring or management actions and potential hazards that may be associated with exposure.
Who should attend?
State environmental and health agencies, tribes, local governments, communities and others interested in learning about methods to monitor chemicals to help assess contaminants and potential hazards.
To join the webinar, please register:
http://epawebconferencing.acms.com/e608azspedn/event/registration.html
To listen, dial: 1-866-299-3188. Access Code: 2025646669
Additional information and webinar recordings can be found:
https://www.epa.gov/research/epa-tools-and-resources-webinar-series.