MEDIA ADVISORY: North Carolina Science Advisory Board to meet April 30

Raleigh, NC

The state Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board will meet in Newton, N.C. on Monday to discuss the ground water standard for total chromium, health goal for hexavalent chromium and benchmark dose modeling for GenX, among other topics. To view the full agenda online, visit: https://files.nc.gov/ncdeq/GenX/SAB/SAB%20Agenda%204.30.2018%20FINAL.pdf.

The board includes 16 experts in toxicology, public health, ecology, engineering and other related fields. Board members study ways North Carolina can better address issues related to new and emerging contaminants, including hexavalent chromium and GenX. Their expertise will also assist the state departments of Environmental Quality and Health and Human Services by recommending reviews and evaluations of contaminants, acting as consultants on DEQ’s determinations to regulate contaminants, and helping the agencies identify contaminants of concern and determine which contaminants should be studied further.                                                                                          

To learn more about the board and hear recordings of past meetings, visit: https://deq.nc.gov/news/hot-topics/genx-investigation/secretaries-science-advisory-board/secretaries-scienceadvisory. 

WHO:            North Carolina Secretaries’ Science Advisory Broad

WHAT:          Meeting

WHEN:          1-4 p.m., April 30

WHERE:       1924 Courthouse

                        30 N. College Avenue

                        Newton, N.C.

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