JOIN US! Water Session 6.24.20; What’s Up With Our Health? A Conversation with Dr. Erin Bell & Associate Professor, Michael Bloom on PFAS Health Effects & Upcoming Study

JOIN US! Water Session 6.24.20; What’s Up With Our Health? A Conversation with Dr. Erin Bell & Associate Professor, Michael Bloom on PFAS Health Effects & Upcoming Study
June 18, 2020 NCWP_admin
NCWP Water Session 6.24.20 - What's Up With Our Health? Newburgh & Hoosick Falls PFAS Study - Dr. Erin Bell, SUNY Albany School of Public Health

A Conversation On PFAS Health Effects and the Newburgh & Hoosick Falls PFAS Study with Dr. Erin Bell & Associate Professor, Michael Bloom

Join us Wednesday, June 24th at 6pm on Zoom, for a conversation about the health effects of PFAS with Dr. Erin Bell, co-lead of the upcoming Newburgh & Hoosick Falls PFAS Health Study, and Associate Professor, Michael Bloom of SUNY Albany School of Public Health. They’ll present their work and host a Q&A session. Find out what the study means for you, your family and our community!

Special opening by Reverend Lewis of Calvary Presbyterian Church and closing reflections by Anusha Mehar of PANJA Culture + Wellness Studio

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Special Guests

REVEREND LEWIS

Pastor & Teaching Elder, Calvary Presbyterian Church; Diplomate in the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP); Cofounder of the Forgiveness and Reconciliation Project; Founder of Mustard Seed Woodworks LLC

DR. ERIN BELL

Professor, SUNY Albany School of Public Health; Expertise: Association of environmental exposures and adverse birth and child health outcomes, including neurodevelopment

MICHAEL BLOOM

Associate Professor, SUNY Albany School of Public Health; Expertise: Effects of toxic environmental agents; epidemiology; human reproduction and fertility

ANUSHA MEHAR

Creatrix of PANJA Culture + Wellness Studio; Seasoned Storyteller, Educator, Cultural Organizer & Performer, serving youth, women, immigrant and other underserved populations; Shifting narrative through multi-media & movement trainings, restorative justice circles, mindfulness workshops, and public art interventions.

About the PFAS Health Study

For decades until 2016, (when we were switched to a safe water supply), people in Newburgh drank water contaminated with PFAS chemicals, a class of highly persistent and toxic chemicals. We want to know how this will affect us. Our doctors don’t have many answers, but a study is in progress to help us know more.

SUNY Albany in partnership with NYS Department of Health received a grant from the Center for Disease Control and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to research the associations between blood PFAS levels and specific long-term health effects including cancers, thyroid disease, pregnancy complications, childhood development issues, immune suppression, and high cholesterol. The study, to be conducted in Newburgh and Hoosick Falls, is expected to take 3-5 years and engage a total of 1,000 adults, ages 18 and older, and 300 children, ages 4 to 17. This public meeting is a chance to learn more and ask questions.

Please Note: This (Zoom) Water Session will be recorded and the recording made available to attendees and posted for the general public on our website and social media.

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