Webinar series: Detecting the true, potential, and perceived impacts to human health Part III—Impacts of dispersants on human health August 27, 2020, 11:00 am-12:30 pm CDT/noon-1:30 EDT
Webinar series: Detecting the true, potential, and perceived impacts to human health
Part III—Impacts of dispersants on human health
August 27, 2020, 11:00 am-12:30 pm CDT/noon-1:30 EDT
Registration now open.
This three-part online-only series will be available as a Zoom webinar and via Facebook Live. The format for each hour-and-a-half-long event will be 3 individual presentations followed by a live question and answer session with all speakers. following an oil spill.
Speakers and topics:
Richard Judson, PhD., Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—Richard, a toxicologist, will discuss the methods that the EPA used to determine toxicity of several different dispersants in the immediate aftermath of Deepwater Horizon, including potential harm to humans as well as aquatic life.
Thomas Coolbaugh, PhD., Applied Research Associates—Tom, formally of ExxonMobil, has spent years researching the use of dispersants and their role in oil spills. He will share some of his research as well as his years of work sharing information on dispersants with the concerned public.
Melissa Finucane, PhD., RAND Corporation—Melissa spent the last several years as the director of the Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities, an integrated program focused on community impacts and resilience in the wake of Deepwater Horizon. She will share her work on the mental health impacts associated with the use of dispersants in the Gulf, including how risk communication and transparency influence community reactions.
Questions? Please contact Missy Partyka with Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium at email@example.com or 251.348.5436.
(Thursday) 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Gulf Sea Grant Oil Spill Outreach Communicators