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Title: Cumulative Risk Assessment (CRA) 2012 Webinar Series
Date: September 26, 2012
3:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Webinar

Join us for the monthly webinar series presenting the latest research findings in cumulative risk assessment and impacts.

EPA’s Risk Assessment Forum Cumulative Risk Assessment (CRA) Technical Panel is currently developing guidelines on CRA and NCER is funding extramural research to advance the science further and introduce additional strategies for examining combinations of chemical, physical and biological stressors while factoring in population vulnerabilities.

Invited speakers will present on a wide range of cumulative risk topics to inform participants about the development of the Agency’s CRA Guidelines.

The CRA Webinar Series will be presented monthly, and will be announced in two groupings, the first running through Dec. 2012, and the second to be announced in December 2012 and to run through December 2013. The CRA Webinar Series is open to the public to stimulate wider discourse on cumulative risk themes generally.

The September Webinar will feature:

Dr. Jonathan London
Neal Fann
Environmental Protection Specialist
Office of Air and Radiation

After graduating from the Stanford School of Public Policy in 2003, Mr. Fann began work in the Office of Air and Radiation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a Presidential Management Fellow, where he now characterizes the human health impacts, and monetized benefits, of changes in air pollution. Mr. Fann manages the environmental Benefits Mapping and Analysis Program (BenMAP), the PC-based program that the EPA uses to estimate the health and economic benefits of air quality rules. His research interests include characterizing the magnitude, distribution and sources of air pollution risk across multiple pollutants and emission sectors.
Mr. Fann’s current work uses source apportionment photochemical modeling to apportion by emission sector the health burden of current and projected fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone levels. He recently authored articles examining the current public health burden of fine particulate matter and ground-level ozone in the United States and a proof-of-concept approach for maximizing the public health benefits of air quality improvements while achieving a more equitable distribution of risk.

Institution: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

"Characterizing Cumulative Air Pollution Risks"

What you will learn:

  • How the EPA estimates the human health impacts of air quality changes;
  • The extent to which the EPA now can estimate the cumulative human health risks of air pollution with current methods and data; and
  • Promising new approaches for characterizing the cumulative impacts of multiple pollutants and stressors.
Contact: Devon Payne-Sturges (payne-sturges.devon@epa.gov); phone: 703-347-8055
Registration: Register Now Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer
Logistics: TBD
Agenda: TBD
Additional info: Webinar Flyer (PDF) (1 pg, 1 MB)
Webinar Overview
Follow-up from September 26th CRA Webinar - Our speaker Neal Fann answers your questions (PDF) (1 pg, 90K)

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