ASDWA-USGS Webinar: Potential Human Exposure and Health Outcomes; Modeling Processes and Monitoring Tap Water

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (eastern), ASDWA will host a free webinar with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) entitled, “Potential Human Exposure and Health Outcomes; Modeling Processes and Monitoring Tap Water.” State drinking water programs and anyone else interested in these topics are encouraged to attend. During the webinar, the USGS will present:

  • Recent and past results and current plans of collaborations with human-health experts from its continuing efforts to research and model arsenic exposures in private and public drinking water sources across the United States.
  • Provide data for hundreds of chemical and microbial analytes collected from the taps of residences representing a subset of cohorts from their study with partners. The partners include EPA, City of East Chicago, Utilities Department; Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Drinking Water Branch; National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIH/NIEHS); and University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health.
  • Share information about the tap water exposure analytical toolbox (target chemical, non-target chemical, biological, effects bioassays) to assess contaminant exposure from shallow private wells at approximately 30 Agricultural Health Study participants’ farms in Iowa. Site selection will be based on aquifer vulnerability to surface applied agricultural contaminants (i.e. pesticides).

The USGS webinar presenters are Joe Ayotte, Kelly Smalling, and Paul Bradley.