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Health Effects of PFAS Mixtures (webinar)

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
1:30 PM

Please join NEWMOA for a webinar on the prevalence of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment and the risks it might pose to the public.

1:30 to 3:00 (Eastern)

Greylin Nielsen, Boston University School of Public Health will present Approaches to Modeling and Interpreting the Health Effects of PFAS Mixtures. State, federal, and international regulatory bodies have taken different approaches to regulating PFAS mixtures in drinking water and other exposure sources. These strategies will be discussed in the context of in vitro and in vivo toxicity studies of PFAS mixtures with a focus on designing in vitro studies that can augment regulatory efforts. 

Dr. Jennifer Schlezinger, Boston University School of Public Health will present PFOA Induces Liver and Serum Dyslipidemia in a Humanized PPAR? Mouse Model Fed an American Diet. Despite evidence that human PFAS exposure is associated with dyslipidemia, these effects of PFAS have received little toxicological research focus, largely because there is no suitable animal model. To address this, we developed a new model, mice expressing human peroxisome proliferator activated receptor (PPAR) fed a diet based on the “What we eat in America.” The presentation will outline the studies and their findings.

FREE for federal, state, and local government officials only (read Note 1 below). All others must pay with a credit card when registering. The fee is $75 with a reduced rate of $25 for non-profit organizations, students, and academics (read Note 2 below). If the fee is a true barrier to your attendance, contact Jennifer Griffith at jgriffith@newmoa.org to see if it can be reduced or waived.  

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1640135310386480395
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Note 1: In order to bring the cost to zero, government officials should enter the discount code (case sensitive): GOVT
Please make sure to use your government email address when registering so NEWMOA can easily validate your registration 

Note 2: In order to bring the cost to $25, non-profit organizations, students, and academics should use the discount code (case sensitive): NGO
Please make sure to use your .org or .edu email address when registering so NEWMOA can easily validate your registration

Note: This webinar is presented for informational purposes. The views expressed do not necesssaily reflect those of each of the NEWMOA-member states and and the strategies and technologies discussed should not be considered an endorsement by NEWMOA or its members.




For more information, contact Jennifer Griffith at .



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