PFAS and other contaminants of emerging concern in the waters of Cape Cod: Understanding exposures and addressing community concerns

Laurel Schaider, Research Scientist, Silent Spring Institute

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 1:30–2:30pm

Auditorium G, DHMC

Please join the Life Sciences Center for a seminar by Dr. Laurel Schaider, leader of the Silent Spring Institute’s water quality research on PFASs and other contaminants of emerging concern.

Light refreshments provided.

Co-Sponsored by Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine Department of Epidemiology and Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program.

About the Speaker

Dr. Schaider’s research focuses on PFAS in drinking water and consumer products, including fast food packaging, septic systems as sources of unregulated drinking water contaminants, and disparities in drinking water quality in relation to socioeconomic status of communities across the US. She is the lead investigator of PFAS-REACH (Research, Education, and Action for Community Health), a new study evaluating PFAS immunotoxicity in children and addressing the needs of communities affected by PFAS water contamination, and she co-leads the STEEP Superfund Research Program’s Community Engagement Core. She is a technical advisor to ATSDR’s Community Assistance Panel at the Pease Tradeport in Portsmouth, NH. Before joining Silent Spring, she was a research associate at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Schaider earned her master's and PhD in environmental engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering science from MIT.

For more information, contact Marcy E. Levine-Holdowsky at marcy.e.levine-holdowsky@dartmouth.edu>.