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2005 National Fish Forum

Proceedings of the 2005 National Forum on Contaminants in Fish (PDF) (411 pp, 27.5MB)
The document contains abstracts of presentations, copies of the slides used by presenters, transcriptions of questions and answers raised, and other information presented at the forum.

The contents of these documents do not necessarily represent the views and policies of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation of use.

Presentations

Sunday, September 18, 2005

  • National Mercury Advisory - Jim Pendergast, US EPA
  • State/Regional Cooperation Projects
    • Atlantic Coast Striped Bass & Bluefish PCB Advisory - Eric Frohmberg, Maine Bureau of Health
    • Great Lakes Mercury Protocol - Pat McCann, Minnesota Department of Health
    • Upper Mississippi (UMBRA) Mercury Advisories - John Olson, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
    • Mercury Advisory for King Mackerel in the Gulf of Mexico - Joseph Sekerke, Florida Department of Health
    • Advisories in Shared Waters – Two States Achieve Consistent Advice - Gary Buchanan, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
  • Coordination Between State and Tribal Nations
    • Akwesasne Mohawk Fish Advisory Communication - Tony David, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, Environment Division
    • State-Tribal Risk Assessment Methods for Mercury Advisory - Jerry BigEagle, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Environmental Protection Department

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Monday, September 19, 2005

  • EPA Advisory Program Update - Denise Keehner, US EPA
  • FDA Advisory Program Update - Donald Kraemer, U. S. FDA
  • Sampling and Analysis Issues
    • Key Considerations in Fish Tissue Sampling Design - Lyle Cowles, US EPA Region 7
    • So How Many Fish DO We Need? Protocol for Calculating Sample Size for Developing Fish Consumption Advice - Jim VanDerslice, Washington Department of Health
    • U. S. Food and Drug Administration Total Diet Study - Katie Egan, U. S. Food and Drug Administration
    • Analysis of Chemical Contaminant Levels in Store-Bought Fish from Washington State - David McBride, Washington State Department of Health
    • Commercial Fish Distributor Self-Testing Program for Mercury and PCBs - Henry Lovejoy, Seafood Safe, LLC; John Cosgrove, Axys Analytical Services; Colin Davies, Books Rand
    • Fish Hatcheries: Contaminant Concentrations in Fish Feed and Fish - George Noguchi, Linda Andreasen, and Dave De Vault, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    • Variability of Mercury Concentrations in Fish with Season and Fish Body Condition - Paul Cocca, US EPA
    • Evaluation of Performance of the Wente Model as Used in the Clean Air Mercury Rule - Janet Cakir, US EPA
    • Mapping Vulnerability of Aquatic Ecosystems to Mercury Inputs Across the Contiguous United States - David Krabbenhoft, U.S. Geological Survey (This presentation is not available.)
    • Projected Mercury Concentrations in Freshwater Fish Tissue and Changes in Exposure Resulting from the Clean Air Mercury Rule - Lisa Conner, US EPA
  • Toxicology
    • Fish Consumption and Mercury Exposure Assessment - Lynda Knobeloch, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
    • Physiological and Environmental Importance of Mercury-Selenium Interactions - Nick Ralston, Energy and Environmental Research Center
    • Update on Mercury Issues and the NHANES Study (Regional Comparisons) - Kate Mahaffey, US EPA
    • A Fresh Look at the Uncertainty Factor Adjustment in the Methylmercury RfD – Presentation and Open Discussion - Alan Stern, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
    • Review of Cardiovascular Health Effects of Mercury - Eric Rimm, Harvard School of Public Health
    • Review of Cardiovascular Health Effects of Mercury – European Data - Eliseo Guallar, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

  • Toxicology (continued)
    • Developmental Toxicity of PFOS and PFOA - Christopher Lau, US EPA
    • Overview of National Toxicology Program Studies of Interactions Between Individual PCB Congeners - Nigel Walker, National Institutes of Health
    • Establishing PCB Fish Advisories: Consideration of the Evolving Science - John D. Schell, BBL Sciences
    • Historical Basis of the Mercury Action Level and PCB Tolerance Level - P. Michael Bolger, U. S. Food and Drug Administration
    • Update on EPA’s New Cancer Guidelines - Rita Schoeny, US EPA
  • Eating Fish: Risks, Benefits and Management
    • Omega-3 Fatty Acids: The Basics - William Harris, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Health Benefits of Fish Consumption
    • Adult Health Benefits of Fish Consumption - Eric Rimm, Harvard School of Public Health
    • DHA and Infant Development - Susan Carlson, University of Kansas
    • Review of Neurodevelopmental Health Benefits of Fish Consumption - Rita Schoeny, US EPA
    • Fish Consumption and Reproductive and Developmental Outcomes - Julie Daniels, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Balancing Risks and Benefits
    • Nutrient Relationships in Seafood: Selections to Balance Benefits and Risks - Ann Yaktine, The National Academies, Institute of Medicine
    • Maternal Fish Consumption, Hair Mercury, and Infant Cognition in a U. S. Cohort - Emily Oken, Harvard Medical School
  • Toxicology (continued)
    • PBDE Exposure and Accumulation in Fish: The Impact of Biotransformation - Heather Stapleton, Duke University
    • PBDEs: Toxicology - Linda Birnbaum, US EPA
  • State and Tribal Approaches to Risk Management
    • "Eating Fish for Good Health": A Brochure Balancing Risks and Benefits - Eric Frohmberg, Maine Bureau of Health
    • The Use of Human Biomonitoring as a Risk Management Tool for Deriving Fish Consumption Advice - Scott Arnold, Alaska Division of Public Health (This presentation is not available online)
    • A Comprehensive Risk Framework Presented to the Mohawks of Akwesasne - Tony David, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
    • Communicating the Nutritional Benefits and Risks of Fish Consumption - Charles Santerre, Purdue University

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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

  • Risk Communication Strategies and Impacts
    • Implementation of the FDA/EPA Joint Advisory - David Acheson, Food and Drug Administration
    • Risk Communication: Lessons Learned on Message Development and Dissemination - Joanna Burger, Rutgers University
  • Communicating to Populations: Issues and Answers
    • Maine's Survey of Moms – Risk Communication Evaluation - Eric Frohmberg, Maine Bureau of Health
    • Marketing and Labeling Contaminant Tested Fish - Henry Lovejoy, Seafood Safe, LLC; Barbara Knuth, Cornell University, Department of Natural Resources
    • Risk Communication Efforts Directed at Baltimore Harbor Fishermen - Joseph Beaman, Maryland Department of the Environment
    • Fish Consumption Patterns and Advisory Awareness Among Baltimore Anglers - Karen Hockett, Virginia Tech, Conservation Management Institute
    • Choosing Safer Ogaa: Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission Risk Communication Program - Barbara Knuth, Cornell University, Department of Natural Resources (This presentation is not available)
    • Great Lakes Health Advisory Advice Related to Nutritional Concerns - Judy Sheeshka, University of Guelph, Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
    • The Presentation of Fish in Everyday Life: Seeing Culture through Signs in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (2.1M) - Melanie Barbier, Michigan State University
  • Novel Ways to Communicate
    • Promoting Fish Advisories on the Web: WebMD Case Study - Susan Robinson, Centers for Disease Control
    • Marketing and Labeling Contaminant Tested Fish - Henry Lovejoy, Seafood Safe, LLC; Barbara Knuth, Cornell University, Department of Natural Resources

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