Persistent organic chemicals often creep into water and food sources. These chemicals, such as perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), are designed to make life simpler and can be found in non-stick cookware, food contact paper, cosmetics, and more. However, scientists have recently implicated these chemicals in cancer and other diseases. In this webinar, Bharat Chandramouli and Scott Michael Bartell will discuss PFAS exposure and its implications for human health.

Topics to be covered

• PFAS: Fluorinated chemicals and human health
• An epidemiological look at PFAS exposure and human health
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    Bharat Chandramouli, PhD
    Director of Products, North America, SGS AXYS
    Bharat Chandramouli is the director of products SGS AXYS in North America and has over 20 years of experience investigating the occurrence, fate, and health effects of persistent organic pollutants and contaminants of emerging concern. Chandramouli has published several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on metabolomics, atmospheric chemistry, PFAS measurement, emerging contaminants occurrence, semi-volatile fate and transport, and more. Bharat received his PhD in environmental science from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
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    Scott Michael Bartell, PhD
    Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, University of California, Irvine
    Scott Bartell is a professor of environmental and occupational health and statistics at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Bartell studies environmental health methodology, with applications in environmental epidemiology, exposure science, and risk assessment. Bartell currently serves as principal investigator for the UCI PFAS Health Study, the California site for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC/ATSDR) Multi-Site PFAS Study. Bartell earned his bachelor of arts in environmental science from the University of California, Berkeley, masters of science in environmental health from the University of Washington, and masters of science in statistics and PhD in epidemiology from the University of California, Davis. He has served on various scientific advisory committees and panels for the National Academies, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, CDC, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, and other local and state agencies.