Symposium a huge success!
The 3rd Annual CHHE Symposium "Exploring PFAS in NC: Impact on the Environment and Human Health" was a great success. Over 150 people attended, including the Director on NIEHS. Speakers included Sharon Lerner from the Intercept, Veronica Vieria from UC: Irvine, and Mike Abraczinskas from NC Department of Air Quality.
Scott Belcher, Jamie DeWitt, Jane Hoppin, Nadine Kotlarz and Detlef Knappe
presented their research.
One highlight of the meeting was the Community Panel which included Phillip Tarte from the New Hanover County Health Department, Kemp Burdette from the Cape Fear River Watch, Denise Bruce from Sustainable Sandhills, and Emily Sutton from the Haw River Assembly.
The Community Panel highlighted the issues faced by PFAS affected communities and identified areas where CHHE could provide additional support. Dr. Linda Birnbaum, director of NIEHS, gave closing remarks.