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A Consumer Tool for Identifying Point of Use (POU) Drinking Water Filters Certified to Reduce Lead (SUMMARY)
Point of use, or POU, drinking water filters are used to remove impurities from water at the point that it is actually being used. Although there are others, the POU filters covered in this document are those used in filtration systems that are attached directly to water faucets,...
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) (PRESENTATION)
Presentation to EPA Environmental Justice Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Advisors (EJ TIPA).
Developing Green Infrastructure Typologies: Community Planning for a Resilient Caño Martin Peña (San Juan, Puerto Rico) (PRESENTATION)
The Caño Martin Peña (CMP) is a 3.75-mile long tidal channel located at the heart of the San Juan Bay National Estuary that connects the San José Lagoon and the San Juan Bay in Puerto Rico. Historically, the channel was between 200 and 400 feet wide but has b...
Evaluating Risks Based on Whole Chemical Mixtures Information (PRESENTATION)
The attached materials are part of a 1/2 day Chemical Mixtures Risk Assessment Workshop to be taught at the Society of Risk Analysis Annual Meeting. The workshop title is Health Risk Assessment of Environmental Chemical Mixtures: Concepts, Methods, Applications. The abstract ...
Associations between Long-term PM2.5 Exposure and Cardiovascular Outcomes Are Modified by Neighborhood Socioeconomic Effects in an Urban Area of North Carolina (PRESENTATION)
Exposure to PM2.5 air pollution, as well as neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES), are associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes. The joint effect of SES and PM2.5 on these outcomes can aid in understanding the effects of total environment on health. In this stu...
Achieving SDGs [Sustainable Development Goals] and Engaging Higher Education Using EPA Tools (PRESENTATION)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides a suite of freely available, web-based tools that assist diverse audiences, including higher education institutions, in tackling local and regional environmental problems, building capacity, and meeting their sustainability ...
Advancing Next Generation Emission Measurements, Novel Volatile Organic Compounds Methods, and Citizen Science (PRESENTATION)
Energy production operations, refineries, chemical plants, and other industrial and waste facilities can emit volatile organic compounds, hazardous air pollutants and odorous species from fugitive leaks, process malfunctions, and area sources that are difficult to detect and char...
Air Pollutant Source Investigation using Next Generation Emission Measurements and Models; Early Case Studies of 1,3-Butadiene Emissions in Louisville, KY (PRESENTATION)
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) can be emitted from a variety of sources in industrial facilities, energy production, and commercial operations. Stochastic industrial sources (SISs) represent a subcategory of emissions from fugitive leaks, variable area sources, malfunctioning p...
Assessing the impacts of hurricanes on a coastal city: Implications for resilience (PRESENTATION)
Natural disasters, such as hurricanes and forest fires, could trigger collapse and reorganization of social-ecological systems. In the face of external perturbations, a resilient system would have capacity to absorb impacts, adapt to change, learn, and; if needed, reorganize with...
Working with Tribes to Assess, Manage, and Improve Ecosystem Function through EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Grants Program and Collaborative Research Projects (SUMMARY)
The summary demonstrates how tribes use traditional knowledge/Traditional Ecological knowledge and technical tools and support from EPA in addressing environmental concerns. We highlighted two projects where EPA worked directly with tribes to conduct Riparian Proper Functioning C...
Cumulative Risk Assessment Workshop: Addressing Combined Environmental Stressors (PRESENTATION)
Cumulative risk assessment (CRA) addresses the impacts of multiple chemical and nonchemical stressors on communities, resulting from complex exposures for populations with a variety of vulnerabilities. These efforts focus on real world exposure scenarios and applications that ra...
Identification of Vulnerable Communities with High Lead Exposures Residing in Michigan (PRESENTATION)
Lead exposure is associated with a variety of harmful effects in both children and adults, including adverse neurological, cardiovascular, kidney, developmental, and reproductive outcomes. Scientific evidence indicates that exposure to even small amounts of lead can be harmful to...
EnviroAtlas Efforts to Reach Tomorrow's Decision Makers (PRESENTATION)
The movement towards infrastructure resilience can be strengthened by including ecosystem services (ES). The EnviroAtlas, developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and partners, provides a collection of web-based, interactive maps and resources for exploring ES and t...
Fine-scale health-related measures of exposure to urban green spaces (PRESENTATION)
Nature’s benefits to society, also known as ecosystem services, contribute to many aspects of public health and well-being. Green infrastructure routinely buffers both natural and man-made hazards. It is also a source of healthful exposures due to promoting physical activi...
Ecological risk based assessment used to restore riparian physical functions to a fresh water Creek (JOURNAL)
The purpose of this study was to determine if an interdisciplinary team using a qualitative proper functioning condition (PFC) assessment protocol could identify and reverse significant detrimental ecological alterations which occurred within Gertie's Creek watershed, Ontario, Ca...
Next Generation Emission Measurements -Protect the environment and save companies money (PRESENTATION)
A range of industries can emit air pollutants from fugitive leaks and malfunctions that are hard to detect, locate, and manage. These stochastic sources can create significant impacts on near-by populations, generating contentious issues. Enabled by the emergence of lower cost ...
Rubbertown NGEM Demonstration Project Community Meeting 4 (PRESENTATION)
These slides provide an update on the Rubbertown NGEM Demonstration Project that began in September 2017. Project background: Industrial...
Advice and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Citizen-Science Environmental Health Assessments (JOURNAL)
Citizen science provides quantitative results to support environmental health assessments, but standardized approaches do not currently exist to translate findings into actionable solutions. The emergence of low-cost portable sensor technologies and proliferation of publicly avai...
Summary Report: 2017 Annual Grantees Meeting of the NIH-EPA Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research (EPA PUBLISHED PROCEEDINGS)
Approximately 100 researchers, trainees, students, and community partners attended the 2-day grantees meeting. In addition to research updates by the five EHD Centers, the meeting featured working group discussions around topics such as research translation, cross-center collabor...
Open-Path Hydrocarbon Laser Sensor for Oil and Gas Facility Monitoring (PRESENTATION)
This poster reports on an experimental prototype open-path laser absorption sensor for measurement of unspeciated hydrocarbons for oil and gas production facility fence-line monitoring. Such measurements may be useful to meet certain state regulations, and enable advanced leak d...
Epigenetics and the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (BOOK CHAPTER)
Epigenetic programming is likely to be an important mechanism underlying the lasting influence of the developmental environment on lifelong health, a concept known as the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD). DNA methylation, posttranslational histone protein modif...
Maternally Mediated Developmental Toxicity (BOOK CHAPTER)
The current practice for the assessment of an agent’s potential effects on the developing embryo/fetus includes administration of high, maternally toxic doses to pregnant laboratory animals. For most agents evaluated, developmental effects occur concomitant with maternal toxicity...
Environmental health capacity-building: Examples from EPA’s National Center for Environmental Research Grants Program (PRESENTATION)
NCER’s environmental health research funding to academic institutions and non-profit entities have supported EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment, while also supporting capacity-building in communities in understanding and mitigating environmental...
Tobacco as a Reproductive and Developmental Toxicant (PRESENTATION)
Maternal cigarette smoking has long been known to result in effects on offspring including lower birthweight and neurobehavioral effects. Continuing studies have expanded the list of adverse outcomes in offspring to include Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, impaired lung function, an...
Stochastic industrial source detection using lower cost methods (PRESENTATION)
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) can be emitted from a variety of sources in industrial facilities, energy production, and commercial operations. Stochastic industrial sources (SISs) represent a subcategory of emissions from fugitive leaks, variable area sources, malfunctioning p...