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ASTHO/ECOS – June Webinars on State PFAS and HABs Risk Communication

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astho - ecos logosThe Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the Environmental Council of States (ECOS) will hold two free webinars this month to highlight state-level risk communication on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and harmful algal blooms (HABs). In early 2018, ECOS and ASTHO conducted interviews with health and environmental agency staff from 13 states regarding their risk communication strategies and lessons learned on these topics. The results of the interviews were compiled into case studies that outline the background of contamination in the state, development of health advisories, rollout of advisories and relevant resources, key messages for the public, and challenges and gaps. The webinars will provide key findings from the case studies and offer potential considerations to other states and stakeholders seeking to implement or improve their risk communication practices.
June 14, 2018, at 2:00 pm (eastern):  PFAS Risk Communication Webinar – Register here
June 21, 2018, at 2:00 pm (eastern):  HABs Risk Communication Webinar – Register here