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shutterstock1The Massachusetts Department of Public Health invites local health officials to attend an October 17th workshop at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  The workshop is focused on an important environmental health study evaluating how Massachusetts residents are exposed to toxic chemicals.  The workshop will describe MDPH activities to identify participants with a risk of potentially high levels of exposure to potentially toxic levels of environmental chemicals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

Interested individuals should visit http://www.aehsfoundation.org/east-coast-conference.aspx to learn more about the workshop and other informative sessions covered at the 32nd Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy October 17-20, 2016 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.  Conference registration is free for regulators!

To obtain additional information about the Biomonitoring Massachusetts Study visit www.mass.gov/dph/biomonitoring.  To learn how a sample collection event can be sponsored in your community, please contact: Marc Nascarella, Director of the MDPH Environmental Toxicology Program in the Bureau of Environmental Health (marc.nascarella@state.ma.us or 617-624-5757).

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