The state Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board is expected to receive toxicity assessments for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, when it meets in June.
The meeting is at 10 a.m. Monday, June 6, in the ground-floor hearing room of the Archdale Building in Raleigh. The public may join in person or listen by phone or online.
In addition to toxicity assessments for PFAS, board members are expected to hear about potential scientific assessment methods for PFAS in the state with limited or no toxicity data, as well as updates from the Department of Environmental Quality and Department of Health and Human Services. For more details, view the agenda.
The public can view the meeting online or call 1-415-655-0003 to listen by phone. Use access code 2433 335 9266. Mute telephone upon entering.
The meeting will include an opportunity for in-person public comment. Registration will be available on-site.
The Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board includes 13 members with expertise in toxicology, public health, ecology, engineering and other related fields. Board members assist the 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.