Panel of Secretaries to investigate effects of PFAS

On Wednesday at 10 a.m., state officials will be seeking guidance from the Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board on existing health risk data related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) compounds. The board, comprised of experts in various fields, will be reviewing exposure assessments from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Exposure assessments are crucial in determining whether a community has been exposed to specific substances in their environment. The public is welcome to attend the meeting in person at the Archdale Building in Raleigh 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.

The agenda for the meeting will cover updates on a PFAS rulemaking package and peer-reviewed studies published since the board’s 2023 recommendation on PFMOAA, a unique PFAS compound found in North Carolina. 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.

The Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board consists of experts in toxicology, public health, ecology, engineering, and other relevant fields. They 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.

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