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Per- and Polyflouroalkyl Substance (PFAS) Webinar
On Wednesday, May 16th 2018 the M-LEEaD Center hosted a webinar to describe the current unfolding PFAS groundwater contamination events in southwest Michigan. Dr. Rick Rediske, Professor of Water Resources at Grand Valley State University, spoke on the known geological and environmental characteristics contributing to PFAS contamination in Rockford, MI. Dr. Detlef Knappe, Professor of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University, gave insight on legacy PFAS alternatives such as GenX. He described current research efforts to investigate the fate and transport of PFAS chemicals in the environment and explained methods of PFAS filtration including granular activated carbon (GAC) home filtration systems. Dr. Rita Loch-Caruso, Professor of Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, described our current state of knowledge on the health effects associated with exposure to the most common PFAS (PFOA and PFOS). Her presentation also described the regulatory and non-regulatory status of PFAS in drinking water including CERCLA, the Safe Drinking Water Act, and Drinking Water Health Advisories.

We would like to thank everyone involved with making this event a success.  Our Community Outreach and Engagement Core (COEC) led by Amy Schulz and Integrated Health Sciences Core (IHSC) led by Marie O'Neill were instrumental in this well attended event.   

A recording of the webinar, presentation materials, and relevant audience questions are posted on  the M-LEEaD website.
The Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET) is pleased to announce that its Thirteenth Annual Symposium will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018, at the Perelman School of Medicine. Registration for this event is free, but space is limited.

Registration due date:
June 1, 2018

This theme is “Computational and Systems Toxicology”. The morning keynote speaker is Ivan Rusyn, PhD, who will speak on “Population-Based Animal and In Vitro Toxicology Studies: Challenges and Opportunities” and Helena Hogberg, PhD is our afternoon keynote speaker who will talk on “Systems Toxicology and 3D Organo-typic Cell Cultures".

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The New York City Exposome Symposium, hosted by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is now open for registration. Dr. Bhramar Mukherjee will be speaking "Approaches to EWAS Analysis" at this meeting.

Event Dates:
November 2 - 3, 2018

The New York City Exposome Symposium, will be hosted by the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. This symposium is designed to be an introduction to exposomics, the study of how the complex mix of nutritional, chemical, and social environments shape human health throughout the lifespan. Learn about the use of old and new methods in the field and an illustration of the challenges. This symposium will be of interest both to researchers new to the field and to those who are already practicing exposomics..

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Dr. Rick Neitzel was quoted in an article from the HuffPost and Washington Post this past month!  
 "The consensus is that if we can keep noise below 70 decibels on average, that would eliminate hearing loss. But the problem is that if noise is more than 50 decibels, there's an increased risk of heart attack and hypertension. Noise at 70 decibels is not safe."

Read the full HuffPost article here:

Read the full Washington Post article here:

MLive had featured an article on our upcoming PFAS webinar. The article shared the details of the viewing locations and flier information for West Michigan. 

Read the full MLive article here:

Click here for a PDF with useful information about NIH Public Access Policy regarding citing the center grant.

Per NIH grants policy, all publications, press releases, and other documents relevant to research funded by the center must include a specific acknowledgement of support. For the EHS Core Center, this statement may read:

“Support for this research was provided by grant P30ES017885 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.”
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